THE MASONIC TBOWEL. "The grand object of Masonry is, to promote the happine of the human race."— 'Washington. VOL. III. SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, SEPTEMBER- 15, 1SIU. NO. 9. THE MASONIC TROWEL, HAEMAH G. REYNOLDS, 'ublication Office adjoining that of the Grand Seere TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. ! copy, 1:1.- v ,do RAT E S F . ING. (Drnnb ©ffiavs' ptjiartntent. Addresses. Grand Master OS. J. Turner, Freeport, I Deputy Grand Matter. J. R. Gori.n, Decatur, llln Grand /%VP.Kst Gratul Puissant of Grand Council. OSuk H. Mni>, Esq., Auditor's Office, Springfield Capt. Wji. H.To»!reB,49 Late street, Chicago. Deputy Grand Commander. fustntss piu'ctori). .. rry s Eugene L. Ihioss, Spnmtheld, Sangamon Co. Hatwart. i. KrirutLi. ulncy. Blackberry Station, Kane Co. . P. 11. Bil'.MWELL, t tC. LA.NrULRi.C-iile-buii:. . French. Lebanon. All in u Kin nil. L. t'lliey. PHYSICIANS J l-'.il'MMN JoNt.S, M. IX. -•„f the The Coming Meetings. This issue finds us in worse health than wo have been in for years. Yet we hope to have our De- partment of Work well organized. It is now a vast affair. The reception of.Rcturns and dues from 460 to 600 Bodies— our Annual Account— soe- ng after the business of Committees— answering nany questions — keeping the m\ oral bodies, malting and issuing and other orders, with things " mention," make up a programme of care, labor, risk and anxiety, which have heretofore given us little or no rest or sleep for four or five days and nights, and is now largely increased on our hands. We hope to go through the whob»as beenmeth our reputation, to the satisfaction of all our brethren, and to the increased advantage and honor of our Institution. As to the business of the Grand Lodge, or the in- tentions of any parties, we really know but little, except as we learn from others. During the year, we, aad we hope the most of our Illinois brethren.have labored for harmony and peace. As one studiously and actively for the good of Masonry, we tender this advice: Come together determined to act-by the plumb, meet upon the level and part upon the square. Let no unkind expressions, no intemperate, unjust or acrid spirit escape from you. We counsel that the regular and necessary business only be trans- acted, that the present state of affairs remain- undisturbed, that little or no allusions be made to past events, and let us see what ,one_ more year CIRCULATION. it day of August last, th< of the TROWE Illinois M1--HU1 gon am Circulation I Delay. j October Trowel will be from five to ten days be- time to oivible us to give the proceedings of the Sir John Shepley, nander of St. John's Encampment, K. T., Provi- e, R. I-, honored 11- with a call last week; oar infer- able and entertaining c -leoaH. ity ' JlilCM Mi •K.T., r. Sir W. \V. In'iitciiell, 3i 3 , Mu Diar Sir KUdnd Bio.: I re- ceived your proof copy of "Tactics arid Drill' some time since and read it, and with Sir Knight Stevens, compared „ w.t'hWELcti's. It was then my intention to write you immediately, but official business interposed, and, to tell the truth; I forgot it, I have,' to-day, received the bound copy with your letter. When Sir Orrin published his be ^eht me a copy, and after examining it I gave it my approval, as it, Us jar as it noes, agrees mainly with the form 1 have been accus- ... <■„..„, triangles as G. M. beautiful, and brings il more military than Your book meets my entire approbation in all its parts, and I am very glad you have published it, as I trust it will be adopted, ;,ud .-tu.iied and followed, in all Commanderies. and then wo shall have uniformity and Yours, Fraternally, _„„ Visitors. Distinguished brethren are expected Back Subscriptions lie- "f next mouth, will b, Inscriptions by the Repi k ; we frnter- Macon Lodge No. 8. Donation, and both the Lodge and Bro. Gorin, supposed i done now, making the donation 51,0 the Lodge, may prosperity attend the W. Bro. W. B. Bateham, Master Garden City Lodge No. 141, Chicago, has also dded $10 to the press fund, making it $1,017.8-2. Bro. I., you have stood for the right, all along. You have billed and struggled against misfortune yourself, have .reserved your manhood and temper— and, may yau lever want a friend, and may your latter days be your Thanks To Bro. Burgoyne of St. Louis, for a copy of a paper, containing a notice of the proceedings f the Grand Lodge of Canada. To Bro". JosEru Covell, Jay Bridges, Me., for copy pro- ceedings of the Grand Lodge of that State. To Rev. Bro. G. \V. Pendleton, Principal of the Bergen Institute, for the Annual Catalogue of the Institution. To Past G. Secretary Doyi.e, of Providence, Rhode Island, for a copy of his Inaugural Address as Mayorof that city. To Sir Knight J. Frank Golly of St. Louis, for copies of the Rules and Regulations of St. Louis Commandery of the G. G. Chapter, Grand Laws and St, Louis Royal Proverb— He that repea-.eth a matter, separateth perj, -0/(02.2. . THE MASONIC ^TROWEL^ ,JEme resided at Clinton, Iowa, who he was Master of the I .. ^.lir*-. ,-,, enument-. «■■■"■■ '■<■•■ ' * I r hod " ill" '""" '" ' l "" '"■ r "' '''"" "";";"vm»k :,.vl cming »,.!,... ■""Hi l"l'"'-" r "' '•' Ms mi,' we transfer them ,vi,h K l ' cl>t readiness tr ^^^"r-H-u'-'-'-t^d'iiyH.o.i.o", be^ofWertiaStor Lodge No. 100, of this city, on th. r ,, ;;r ,,„.«.ofW. M EH 1""" : . .. der nil the circumstances, few M them a better disciplined I."dni\ "rone, the yoiingei which have lmd the degrees conferred my blethers, my thongl faithfully and dutifully "P their ready aid. and enuloti of our fust organization, a concerning the different feeling of prid. p- " I often do, tli-- ' \p: --'■' Whhhjis, It has pleas-d ill- Via is I ..'.'.Vniii.'iedfhls'd.aW held ".'he nld rites ol "I hand has i Worshipful Master and its late Jlinioi mples alike of Masonic proficiency, and of excellence - members of society. c-SiKe^ofteilg^ltn^^^ „, ... v r u:el tie- ' raftsmen meincionl. a" I '' ' i ' , H r II I hit !■■■ ' - ™'X 0U what all c-laim,' \Vi-d.''ni. sVia'alitt, and Ueaoty.' 'jft.efr.-d. That going as they do '-'- usclilliic-s. ,.,„■ l, r ..,i. ,,.. tv l..s|no.-oials el ;i;e,TJ""ll-e , . l '*t" l - l »''i« n 'l'a | lloder the .1 ll„.. Grand Master ot the Universe, ounu.- 8 To which resolutions, W. M. Rise responded " My brethren, I cannot pass this additional coming as I know it do,-,: y..ut l..-:,„s. w„h..n. tendering vou my heartfili i hanks for the lavo, »,tl, wholiyon verreee I my cnm.s to p,.,,,o,e the g 1 of our Lodge. The occasion wl„H, calls,.., a few 'Itt.t wo .Is - from pe,s..n- in any position, i- .an a sad one, and now relating as it dees. f. a ...palate." between us, on one side a- Ma-tor. ,.n II-- •'.•'•' a- tie •power behind the throne.- I.: ,„g-«,t!,„ad.l,io. sad- ness from the little time «e have had to eonside, upon it, but it also brings that pleasure which is only known to those who nude i -t-o.l the nature i.l appr.-ei- ated efforts. Yon will bear with me as 1 cast a retio- speetive glance over the time whi.-h we have p i—d to- gether in our Masonic connections, and tl ork »o l,„ ve here done. Coming together as we originally did from nearly as manv stale, a. tlo-te were members of the Lodge, itwas not at .11 singular that Hole "huilM be a conflict of method, and vai n-ty ..I -y-t.-io.. in » nt-- i each thought that his mode of w.-rl og w • - preferable to all others. I say it « - ■■-..- ■' sonically orotherwise, are very apt t.. io H . en--- •■ . al ter opinions and to leave its index even ments. This being ercise my prcrogat to my ritual, and work To be sure, itwas a task for yon, to tlu.iw a-ide. in a measure, nil the teachings of your former instruc- tors, and commence, as it were a hew lesson, but the ready manner in which niv request was obeyed, shows how eager vou wero to promote that 'harmony which is the strength of all institutions, more especially this ofours. The success whi-h »■■ liavo i uitli. and l| l fa.„a.naiai.i...a.ss - - ■ .deaiest which my memory recalls, and amid tl res and anxieties ol l.usnns., tin. has been a spot t other pleasures, albeit gratification unbounded by with a large weight of responsibility "farewell. And in doing so, my brothers, it is my fe hope, that the blessings of peace, harmony and ofl ■cllC-l and iii.^-li I May you all ho, ing, while you 1 i gavel in peace which passotli understand d when you shall obey the sount ids of our Supreme Grand Mas ihor on earth to refreshment n "Heaven be praised that our peace is thus protected ; for blindness were exceeding gain where sight comes of such ruinous cost. To learn the devil is to unlearn so much of God, it seems. I verily believe the soul that presses not upwards with tireless endeavor invites dam- nation, and innkesof life a sneering and pitiful p.. I. We betray ourselves; wo squander our spiritual advttntagesiwe scoff at our^aith— sneer- ing at excellence in our daily walks and conver- sations. -There is no health in us,' Bishop— the Lain of death scents our footprints— every day ff am shocked by the blighting emptiness of the human heart. But why could I not have been spared the knowledge of this? Are my affec- tions so dangerously corrupt, that I have need of the bitter potion ? The prayer of the Publi- can is doubly mine. You are then, cousin, this abandoned profligate, and yet your handsome face has losl to. no of its serenity V How much 1 l.:.„ 1.. i mii.t be the heart when villainies publish fully on the surface? Merciful God pity you, and pity us all." " Amen," responded the Bishop, impressively. " Thank you for your prayers," returned his Grace, " but I am losing strength and must balance my accounts with life speedily. Pour me a swallow of brandy if you please." '■ Knowing all the facts, as I was saying, it seemed an easy matter to make of them swift instruments to my desperate intentions. And upon this conviction l/bricated, and had lml- 'tat'ed in the hand writing of Sir Gcber Mortimer, a series of letters— expressed in inuerido and ambiguous hints at intrigue, thatimpliedaclear knowledge of Helen's seduction— which through the assistance of a trusty confidant, were suc- cessfully conveyed to your hands without be- traying the least clue to their true authorship. It would seem that I did not miscalculate their affect a- 1 have 1 n informed they were made -'lli, -v were, and more is the pity, for they were thus cm|.l.-\-d wilh absolute knowledge of ' Finally, brethren. I comfort, be of one mi lie perfect, he < a require an I Unexpected as was my tits, appoint-,. itotheOrien al Chair, and unprepared as 1 was for . tie fnlf.llmen Win. HicHa-Geu. Kansoni. Pebu, * August If*, 1804. other land marl: has fallen. Ilro. I years old, and a Mason ax years, Hie lalh, and was buried by our Vm. Hicks, who v. departed this lif Lodge yesterday Last month we grecs on Bro. T. Army, who was i ..on. it de- nted States our Lodge I'coul'i re, we ianied him to Ottawa, and gave dm the orders of Knighthood, all of which was highly ppreeinted by the young General. Fraternally, G. W. I.lMNiiEIi. mid I doubt not disgust our adviser. But there was a your scheme which had honorably conspicuous defect proved fatal to it hud I been isposed." o What was that, pray tell? for, in very wick- edness, I had flattered myself of its perfection/' demanded the dying man with unseemly curi- osity. -It was an anachronism. The writer was placed in London and given personal knowl- edge of the social occurrences of the times ; whereas, Sir Geber, who was with myself on the continent, had been absent for more than a year ; and therefore, could have taken no part in domestic transactions. I had inmy heart no fault to find with Mortimer ; he was a man whose personal graces and heroic qualities had won my admiration ; but, notwithstanding, such was my confidence in your nubility, whose blood rises in the sceptered bights of majesty, and THE MASONIC TROWEL. 131 , .ovel with the crown through many generations, that I preferred your suit of ray daughter's hand to all others. Pride and ambi- tion mingled with this sentiment more than I had, at that time, the virtue to realize ; and thus enchanted, I fell into your snare with most perfidious disregard of justice. Oh how bitterly have I been chastized fur my folly- The dis- missal of SirGcber was a step, made in defiance of conscience, in contempt of the sweetest and purest reality of life, and that it should have en- tailed upon mo every conceivable misery is no more than I ought to have expected." "Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest," saith the Savior, "God, although he is just, is likewise infinitely merciful." "Though your sins be as scarlet, yet shall they become white as snow." continued the Bishop, compassionately. "I realize how severely you have been tried-, and as clearly your present elevation of spirit. Through great losses you have won infinitely greater game. OfcTO « xxlK'J De: Xhs fruits of wisdom generally blossom in adversity, and ripen in loss. Let us keep it ever in remem- brance that the blossom must fade before the fruit can be realized. The charm which the child covets, the man misprizes ; and that which absorbs our highest worldly moments, the An- gels discard as dross. Well may we thank God for trifles and for chaff. But in the harvest- time, and in the day when our souls sock their delights in heaven, we may heartily rejoice that both are scattered. The chaff and the trifle are no less than riches and honors ; the world must die out of the heart, before the heavenly is born in it. When once the sinner has experienced the sweets of humility, he has great reason to he "Somewhat strengthened in body, but pain- ful reflections crowd upon my mind in awful succession. There is within me a sense of sink- ing, I must not delay. Come nearer, cousin, it tires me to speak so loud." Lord Novell moved his chair close beside the bed, and the Bishop got up and walked into the adjoining room. "Our eminent friend is aware of what I am about to confess, and has too much delicacy to listen to its recital. What beautiful sensibility! If all men were like him there would be no need of locks, and inventions of torture." "I had received such encouragement from you that upon the dismissal of Mortimer, I made haste to press my suit with cousin Ruth She listened to my dissimulations-my wicked pretentions of love, and how long I had been silently, but passionately devoted to her-with most sympathizing courtesy, until I committed the indiscretion of disparaging her former lover when she refused to listen longer, and seemed of a sudden to divine the baseness of my eon- duct. A few hasty words were exchanged be- tween us. She accused me. I protested my innocence. She requested me to leave her pres- ence • I took out my pistol and swore I would never go out alive," unless she acceded to my wishes. But all was of no avail. I hud my weapon down on the deal-table, and kneeling before her, entreated with overwrought ex- pression of feeling, begging her to accept me er intuitions easily pene- trated my disguises; and finding myself baffled at every step-as if scorned and hated-my evil passions becoming aroused, I openly accused U- of impure intimacy with her dismissed lover, and attempted to compromise her by force!" ._ " Oh ! may God have mercy on you . ex- claimed Nevell, frantically. 'And how did my daughter escape?" "With strength that seemed almost superhu- man she broke from my grasp-seised my pis- ■ ul cocking it, and pointing it at me, forced t. of the palace! The next day I heard of her sudden illness from which she never fully ■ercd 1 So you see it, was not alone her grief at the loss of Sir Gebcr Mortimer that crushed her -, but the shocking effect of my own infamous conduct contributed all that was ne- cessary to make that irremediably fatal!" Lord Nevell was painfully afflicted by this intelligence, and arose and walked the room, wringing his hands as if his heart would break. At length, in a desponding tone, he exclaimed : " What must be the misery of the damned when God permits the innocent and pure to be tor- tured in this cruel way. My poor, poor mur- dered Ruth ! This is another bitter fruit jarred on her life by my own impious touch. With such burdens pressing upon them, it is no won- der the delicate threads of life snap asunder. Can I ever be forgiven for my own blindness and cruelty. When there is no power on earth toshlld the innocent, God, in, very compassion, takes them to himself. 0, what a power is love! how Godlike its quality! How much stronger than the strength of Hercules is its beautiful tenacity. Even sorrow cannot bind it— the grave cannot sever its hold ; nor can time no., it to stone. And' there are also miscreants that ape its graces-making of foetid breath a non- lilitude of its heavenly beauty, and thus al- e the trusting into the jaws of the pit ! " My daughter never betrayed this rudeness, and yet, I remember well the day when her strength suddenly failed her. 0, why, cousin, did God ever permit one bom of the race of kings to do a deed so execrably mean and loath- some ! We boast of our nobility as if the dower of the graces came of our extraction ; but it is a fatal patent, whose seal bears the impress of the aching palms of hell— another name for a curse, which like the mark of Cain, permits no one to destroy us, yet wears and wears, and, corrupts ,nd corrupts, until the original imago of Di- vinity is withered and rotted out of our hearts, and our crowns and coronets hiss like nests of serpents. There is more glory in one good deed than in all the distinctions of the world, cousin. Our titles satirize us and publish our follies; and when wo die they are heaped on our coffins as witnesses against us unto the resurrection! It is the humble man, the poor laborer, who toils for his pittance and breaks his hard earned bread in thankfulness, whom the grim ferryman smiles upon as he nears the shadowy barge, and whom the angels unveil their glad faces to wel- come on the distant shore." •• I am hardly able longer to follow the con- nection of ideas-tho shadows seem to deepen; and something like a strong hand presses upon my throat. O. it is awful to die-awful! Ruth was very generous never to expose my vileness. I was assured she would not. The day follow- ing this occurrence I wrote her a letter, threat- ening her in the most infamous terms, in case she betrayed me, and received in answer this message, which I have preserved with super- stitious care. They were probably the last words ever penned by her hand, and well might I feel their sanctity. Twice I sought to com- mit it to the flames, but could not. The sense of a swift wind, like the beating of a heavy lb, smote upon my ear and extinguished my tape°r I was bewildered and chilled by this mysterious circumstance, and returned the let- ter to my iaeritoi,: where it has been secreted ever since until a few minutes before your ar- rival this evening. If y°» "ill permit me to transfer it to your care and pardon me— OH. par — don — " " You are forgiven— freely, without reserve do I forgive you, and may God also forgive." "Thanks-my work is finished," said his Grace with feeble imperfect utterance, and died. , „ , Lord Nevell stepped to the door and called the Bishop, who summoned his attendants to dispose of the body. "When will you appoint for the funeral'.'" nquired Nevell. -It was his request to be borne to his last rest ing place on Sabbath, at midday-the day and hour of his birth " Poor fellow ! Thus passeth away the glo- ries of the world, Bishop. What a comment upon our pride, and exquisite lives of distinc- tion- with all our advantages of birth, and ed- ucation, and effort, and assumption, we rise but "Very truly," my Lord Bishop, but thisniguts lessons have shown me that the often quoted and seemingly apposite aphorisms of Horace ; Integer vitas seeleresque punis, Non egitmauris jaoulis nee area, Nee veninatis gravida sngittis Fuscie pharetra— is not true It is the blameless that need the strongest defences. I am taxed beyond my strength and must now leave you. Good night „ ln,end. I am 'greatly indebted to you for your kindly ministrations to the deceased, as well as to myself. Good night." mt deserving your gratitude. Good night my brother. May we expect you here to- ' Yes, Deovolenfe." 'God's blessings attend you." ' Amen." . . It was on account of Ruth's letter which he held unread in his hand, that caused Lord Ne- vell to hastenhis return to his own palace. He was anxious to get at its contents, but so saored did he feel the confidence that had placed this missile in bis hand, that he shrank from open- ing it in the presence of others. On reaching Nevell House, he ordered the coachman to put up his horses and went straightway to his pri- vate chamber and locked the door after him. It was several minutes before he could com- mand sufficient resolution to commence tins ex- citing investigation. 132 THE MASONIC TROWEL. became agitated with many doubts concei the propriety of learning the details of a currence that had been kept so inviolably secret, even though he had permission of the party f whom confidence had been most importan Aftersome reflection, however, he arrived i the conclusion tied Ins daughter could haven motive in withholding tin- knowledge of th painful matter from himself, excepting so far: it affected the interests of her cousin ; and thus fortified, he proceeded t ^ « unf-dd the epistle which ran as follows: Coosm:— Your strange note distresses me, even mow than the hateful conduct lo which it refers. I am over whelmed witli grief which lainm i^c would fail to inti- mate. Oh! how is it possible for one, so nobly fashion ed, and born of a mother so pure, gentle, and saintly to descend to such acts of baseness? Your cruelty Richard, has severed my heart from every earthly tie- extinguished every sentiment hut pity and fear. I feai for you, that you areso vile; and pity the world whoiv your vileness corrupts ! Sleep has not visited my eyei since you went from me ; nor has my poor broken hear ceased to plead with Infinite Mercy for your deliver ance; and yet sometimes it seems a wickedness to ash God to forgive one who has so desperately despised and squanderedhis precious gifts! .Still, so long as I hav» life, I will intercede for you. Have you forgotten you noble mother in Heaven? Oh! how immeasurably he peace must be impaired while her clear eyes turn upoi your career of folly. It was her loving, womanly cart that watched over yrmr tender years ; :md yet the sweet- est love that ever warmed the purest womanly heart were not too precious to be sacrificed to your lust. How- awful the thought! My dear Father— may Heaven for- give him for his misapprehension of duty— had previ- ously taxed my powers of endurance to the utmost : but I could have outlived all tliat lie blindly caused me to suffer, and have been to him in his age and helplessness —although never so sad and cheerless— a comforter and companion, finding sweet pe.-e-e m the offices of affec- tion, and in concealing from his knowledge my inef- faceable distress- But your rudeness, cousin, heaped upon the burden of grief thus visited upon me, will reive, with attempting my dishonor, even while the breath of your professions of love was still warm, but now you stoop to threaten vie in case 1 publish your conduct! Was ever man fallen so low, since Christ's You i shocked at your depravity that t could : the strength, oven were I ever so much i: close it. I will endure it with n me, or share the agony it inflicts, glean it out of my heart. Adieu ; may God's spirit still strive with you. RUTH JN'EVELL. "Poor child!" sighed Nevell, as he folded the epistle ami deposited* it on the mantel, "well might she ajlude to her father's misapprehen- sion of duty. I would give all that I have in this world and become a beggar in the street, to be enabled to recall the misapprehension that occasioned the dismissal of Sir Geber Mortimer. And this cousin Richard, is ho whom my am- bition sought to intrude as a balm to a broken heart. O monstrous stupidity! The wisdom of selfish man, is like that of the clog in the fa- ble, who dropped his meat to snap at its shadow in the stream. Why should I grieve, but that my full heart bubbles over; for grief can recall nothing but the deed it laments, and that were ten fold misery. Her sweet face comes back to me in my sleepand smiles and kisses this bleach- ing head, and thus cheats mo into a forgetful- ness of her loss and wrongs. Oh impotent illu- sion! Yet blessed bo sleep, that -knits up the raveled sleeve of care' for a moment, and gives a touch of joy to this aching life. But down from Heaven, sweet, and smile again. God give her leave — giveher leave" — dreamily pray- ed his Lordship, and fell asleep in his chair. On awaking, Lord Nevell was animated with a new idea, which seemed to please his fancy overmuch: He would send out agents to all parts of the world and hunt up Sir Geber Mor- timer — bring him bark to Kngland, and confer upon him his titles and estates. But in ease Sir Mortimer was nut living, lie would employ every possible means to recover this miniature of Ruth. This is the matter of interest which I was instructed to convey to Sir Geber Morti- mer and here terminates my knowledge of his history. '-Have I earned the miniature?" in- quired the -Painter. "It is yours, with many, many thanks for your painstaking," replied the agent of Mi- chael Geber's widow. OHAPTEE VI. '■The storm is very severe, several inches of snow have fallen already," said Captain White, as he closed the door after Rapps' departure. '•Is it still snowing?" inquired Mrs. White. " Only a very little just at this moment, but it is very dark, and the wind blows piercingly from the east. There is every indication of a long storm." " I really hope, my dear, you will not be obliged to go over to Mrs. Holloween's to-night, through the snow and wind, when you are so tired. I am sure they could not reasonably ex- pect it of you, unless the matter was extremely urgent," said Mrs. White, tremefy" urgenl to "fherm will" I'ikeTy faiTof" im- pressing us with the same importance. It is ; common for the poor, who are honest, to gnify their wants— they are much more apt to undervalue them, which makes their claims ir services so much the stronger. I must f Mr. Holloween asks it, and I am almost ain he will. It would be just my luck. Be- sides, if it keeps on snowing, as I think it may, ill be far easier to go to-night than to-mor- Do hear how the wind blows ! It is a fear- ful night to be out. I always think of poor Captain Firebrick and all the poor sailors, at whenever the- nights are dark and storm v. Really, Thomas, I cant bear the thought of your going out to night," said Mrs. White with shade of redness gathering around her eyes, as if there was something really fearful in the "Has Captain Firebrick U-en here, mother?" nquired Merlin, with boyish enthusiasm. "Captain Firebrick! Why, no my son- why do you ask such a question? Did you not know he was supposed to be lost nt sea ? They have given up all hopes of ever hearing from "That's agood joke"— exclaimed Merlin, with evident relish of his mother's mistake. " A joke, Merlin ? Why ! I am shocked by your levity." Merlin looked at his father, and catching the infection of a suppressed smile, laughed out- laid he, ally too right. "Excuse mysterious, half s bad to laugh at the misfortunes of others." Not a little confused, Mrs. White glared at her husband's face, and then at her son's, and perceiving that some knowledge unbeknown to herself was shared between them, blushed, and "You are both behaving very strangely ;" but a sudden suggc.-i.ive thought seeming to give her a clue to their dispositions, her own face brightened into a smile, and she exclaimed : — "Captain Firebrick has been heard from, I'm sure of it?" " A very good guess, my dear; he has .arrived home," responded Capt. White. "Why, Thomas, are you in earnest?" "1 could not trifle in such a matter. Thom- as Bobbins told David at the mill, that the Cap- tain reached home this morning." " 0, I am so glad to hear of it, for poor Mrs. Firebrick has been almost crazy about him. How overjoyed she will be ! They have neither children nor parents to make merry with. Let us invite them down to spend Christmas with " By all means. I have got my business in such a shape that I feel once more at ease, and shall heartily enjoy the old fellow's lusty up- roar. Merlin, tell Rapps when he comes home to have the horse in readiness so that you can ride over and invite them, right after break- fast." "Why can't I drive over in the cutter?" " You can if the roads are passable, but the chances are they will be drifted full in the morning." •'Very well, if I can't go in a cutter I will g -ing : the orders as Merlin bade his parents good night and went to his chamber, taking Percy with him. Er- nestine, who had been sitting quietly all the evening busily employed with a patch of crochet work, now got up and deposited it in a little basket that stood on the centre table; and turn- ing around drew a. long sigh and walked to the window. ■' Why Ernie, daughter, don't you feel well ? what makes you so still to-night?" "Yes, I feel very well, father, but I don't like this storm, it makes me afraid that some- thing is going to happen to us." Mrs. White was a little startled by the child's anxious confession — it might be that her own mind was troubled with a similar foreboding, for she had been recalling, and thinking over the details of Mrs. Holloween's strange dream, which assisted by the soughing of the winds, made her a trifle nervous. She was far too sen- sible however, to betray her state of mind to a timid child, and therefore, with all the serenity she could command, she said: "You need not feel afraid toy child— the storm is nothing un- usual at this season of the year. It is because it has come upon us so suddenly, that it seems severe. In the morning you will find it a pleasant sight to lookout upon the clean, white earth and the trees bending beneath the snow." " But what if something should happen to us r THE MASONIC TROWEL. 133 when we lire asleep, mother, wouldn't it be ow- ful!" "Why Ernie, pet, what's got into your little head to-night. Come to me, my child," said Captain White. Ernestine was somewhat calmed by her fath- er's cheerful manner and went and leaned her arm upon his shoulder. "What makes you so timid to-night, daugh- " I don't know, father, but every time the wind makes that strange noise it sounds like some one was groaning, and makes me feel bad." " Why, that is nothing but the wind blowing against the rough edges of the shingles. If they were perfectly tight and smooth the wind would make no noise at all. Come now, cheer up, and tell me what you have seen and read since I went away. ' ' " I read a story about a wolf that could talk. Do you believe a wolf ever could talk, father?" " Not as we do, but there are many express- ions in their acts which arc as easy to under- stand asspeech : For example, when a wolf lies down he says 'I am tired;' and when he eats, he says 'I am hungry ;' and when he goes out and hunts up meat, and carries it to his little ones he says, 'I love my cubs,' and so on, we might point out all the sayings of his cunning, which are as perfectly expressed as if he had employed words. Don 't you see ? " "0 yes, in that way. Our old cat used to mew when we picked up her little, tiny kittens ; and that meant 'don't hurt my little kitties, 'didn't it ? And just as soom as we put 'em down, she didn't she?" "I suspect she did." "Did you ever read about Goody Blake, father?" " The story of Goody Blake and Harry Gill?" "Yes sir — and how she went out and pulled up Harry Gill's hedge to burn to keep her warm; and one day old Harry caught hor at it, and took the bits of wood away from her, and left her without anything to make a fire of. And when the wood was taken away from her, Goody Blake prayed that Harry Gill might 'never, never more be warm. ' And then he began to grow cold, and his teeth chattered, and no mat- ter how many coats and vests he put on, he was always cold.'' "O yes, I have read the story many times. Poor Harry was severely paid for his cruelty, "Yes— mother read the verses to us this af- ternoon, and Percy thought Mrs. Holloween was like Goody Blake, because she steals our rails ; and while we were talking about it, we heard a noise at the door, and Percy went and opened it and there was Jehu Holloween. Thor growled at him, and was going to bite him, but mother stopped him. 0, I wish you could see what a wild, strange looking boy he is. His clothes were dirty, and his hair was hanging down all over his face, and he called his mother 'the old woman.' He wouldn't sit down when mother asked him; and by'mby, he looked up and saw the picture, and I guess he thought it was a man, for it frightened him, and niadi him start back. He wanted to know who thi picture was, and when mother told him, he said he guessed he could make pictures like this. Isn't he strange?" "Indeed, you have made him out quite a character. Such works of art are very rare, and I presume the poor boy had never seen one before. Did Jehu seem interested in the paint- ing?" "Yes, he seernod interested, and looked at it "He will find, whenever he is old enough to appreciate it, that this portrait possesses an in- terest to him, and to all of the Gebor Mood, far passing its mere merit as a painting. Do i remember, my dear, how solicitous Uncle Merlin Grosvenor always was for the welfare of Ruth Holloween'?" Very distinctly. In his last letter he or- dered yon to supply her with flour upon his ac- count, and not knowing a reason for his singu- lar interest it sometime- perplexed me." "Is it possible. I really owe you an apology for neglecting to explain this mystery ; but my mind has been so burdened with pecuniary troubles, for the last five years, which I have fairly hoarded from your knowledge, because I feared to distress you, that I have felt no free- dom to enter upon the discussion of family mat- ters. — even though never so important. There is a seeming wrong in this, and I anticipate how your sympathizing heart will cry out against me. But all the while I have felt it but for your peace, and health, and the happiness of our family, to keep you in ignorance until I could succeed in overcoming my embarrass- ments. And at last, thank Heaven, that much abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.' — I was going to explain how Uncle Merlin cametobeso deeply interested in Auntltuth: At the time the original of this portrait— who was Uncle Merlin's Great Grandfather, and heir apparent to the Earldom of Montrose — was slain— (he fell at the head of his legion at Blen- heim) — a gallant young surgeon attached to the staff of the commanding General, who had been a friend of his youth, seeing him fall darted in among the contending masses, ;iiu l, with almost superhuman effort incurred in rescuing his body, and bringing it safe into headquarters— although he received seven musketshot wounds while engaged in the exploit"! That officer was Sir Geber Mortimer, who, afterwards, owing to a fatal misstep— fled to this country and assum- ed the name of Michael Geber. He was one of the first settlers of W , and the grandfather of Mrs. Holloween. The gratitude of the Grosvenor family for this heroic act was un- bounded, and became hereditary. But as it was not known until after Michael Geber's death that be was the person so nobly entitled to their grateful remembrance, my Grandfather and Uncle Merlin, who were the last of the Grosvernor name in this country, undertook to make some return of the debt due Sir Geber Mortimer, to the descendants ; and that is the secret of Uncle Merlin's interest in Kuth Hol- loween. " "It is somewhat remarkable that I have never heard of this. It interests me deeply, but I am sorry I did not know it before, for, in my thought, I have sometimes wronged Uncle Merlin, and now feel m-rtitied about it. How prune we are to misjudge the conduct of our fellow creatures ! Every act of simple gener- osity seems to carry with it a shade of suspicion. I am afraid, Thomas, that 'we look into our hearts and testify.' Sometime when you are not so tired, I should be glad to hear the re- imiindor of this family history. Does Mrs. Holloween know this?" "Imperfectly, I presume as a mere family legend, but not distinctly. "She knows that that brave nobleman was her grandfather." "I am not altogether sure of that, but very likely. The descondents of Sir Geber havo all been erratic, singularly constituted persons thai seemed perfectly indifferent to all such matters. Still it is possible they have preserved their family record intact. If Aunt Kuth had a dumb animal — a dog or a cat, or swine, she would be able to relate its pedigree back forsev- eral generations, and take infinite pains to dis- play its historical importance. The inconsis- tencies of human nature ore sometimes very funny. Do you know Mrs. Holloween was once very pretty?" •• I could easily imagine it, her eyes must have been very remarkable in her youth." "They were, and well set off by a clear cut aquiline nose. Her head was such as a painter would choose for a Judith — daring, arrogant, tempestuous, and at the same time cold as bur- nished steel ! There was a time when Uncle Merlin was much interested in her, and expect- ed to marry her. I fancy, however. (although /ae was always partial to oddities,) that he was Muf Kuth took it into her head to trifle with him, and so missed of her mark. There is al- ways a pathetic side in such separations— a sug- gestion of blunder and want of discretion — which, no matter where the blame lies, attaches distrust to both parties in about the same de- gree. There is absolute equity in the world's biases, wonderful as it may seem. I have often reflected upon this problem. Why should you, or I, care whether Jane and John, who have puUi-hed their mutual regard to the world, con- tinue steadfast to each other or not? But we do care, and refuse these triflers, both, our con- fidence and respect. They have interrupted the order of society, and the logical jar runs through the universe. Time, and opportunity have been squandered and brought us no fruit, and so we, the world, shrug our testy shoulders and cry 'beware !' As is always the case, the social deities took the affairs of Kuth and Mer- lin in hand and scored them pitilessly. They would know the whys, and wherefores.— they would adjust the 'jumble' and 'set things to rights ;' and failing of this, they took their in- nueciit wrongs in maledictions, which were all ungenerous. I never blame,] either, and always fancied the interruption of this relation for tho best. Gratitude and admiration can not long supply the want of love and respect 1 I am al- most sure' that my uncle- did not love Kuth — at least he did not love her in thatalrluence of affec- tion which warrants a life long patience. He would have become irritated at her unsteadi- ness and lack of equipoise, and the conduct of her crazy-headed nephew, whom Kuth always defends, would have exasperated him beyond control, which would have given rise to no end of troubles. I was heartily glad when the af- fair was ended ; and my father and mother still more rejoiced.' 184 THE MASONIC TROWEL. Vermont Willson Work. The Correspondence < 'ommittee of the Grand Lodge of Vermont, at the late Annual Communi- cation of that body /presented an able and eloquent report, through Bro. Grand Secretary Clark, the Chairman. In commenting upon the proceedings and doings of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, Bro. Clark make6 the following allusions to us: "Bro. Reynolds proceeds to discuss the ques- tion of the Lectures, and the recent troubles con- nected with that question in an able and thorough manner, and notice? particularly 'lie movements of Past Grand Master Morris, of Kentucky. We regret that our limits forbids the presentation of the entire portion of his truly valuable paper, for it was instructive and useful to our minds, and brought us to a particular consideration of great importance that had before craped us. But wc must proceed to a summary of this valuable paper, for wc cannot review, if we would, so far beyond our powers of discrimination, and researches in this department of the Masonic storehouse. " He givesa succinct history of the Convention of delegates from the several Grand Lodges, which assembled at Baltimore in 1S-I2, composed of such distinguished Masons as Charles W. Moore, of Massachusetts. Charles Oilman, of Maryland, John Dove, of Virginia. Isaac L. Holmes. ofSuuth Carolina, and William FiELi'.of Rhode Island, to determine 'upon a uniform mode ,,1 Work through- out all the Lodges in the United States.' Vermont does not seem to have been represented. A system of Work was agreed upon by the able Committee, of which that learned and distinguished Brother. Charles W. Moore, was Chairman, and who fully exemplified the Work alter several days of pro- tracted consultation, and a letter was addressed to the Masonic Fraternity at large. It was under- stood at the time, and was so believed, that the Work produced 'was n restoration of the English Lectures modified l.v We Lb— the- obi Masonic Work practiced by the fathers, and it? it came from Eng- land — which to them was the home of Masonry.* "He then proceeds to give the subsequent action', of the Grand Lode,. ,,l Illinois from 1S43 to the in- In.lu.li,. not il,. .M..,,;. W.„ I.-, will, ci-itioigrna up gYv.mot the'ii'isbcvoi iim ,,ovc w,\,i.; oomm.-ho.h'o with the session of the National Bodies at Chicago,' in 1S5U, until the session of the Grand Lodge in 1860, which, alter the exemplification of the Work and Lectures thereupon by Grand Master Monuis, the following resolution adding to the By-Law was adopted : 'And the Work koewii a. tie- Webb-Preston Work, proiiiulioite,! by bios. souita Willson and PaiLir C. Tc, kin. "t Vermont. :,i,.l In o I>" Melons, of Kentucky, is hereto- reeogin/.ed a- tb.- oriental and only \\ ork ol tlti- i u r i - ..I l i ■ 1 1 . • 1 1 . aiel in.- t.ran.l l.e.Iee hereby attunis it in every particular as buulinc upon its subordinate " Bro. Revnolus in subsequent comments, says: ' I then supposed that W tll-on - Work was the ver- itable Webb Work, laboring all the while under the idea that the "Work could be traced to some cer- tain father.' " Bro. Revnolus, we believe you wrong in the intimation that the Work taught by Bro. Willson, our Grand Lecturer, cannot be traced to a 'certain father.' We know lie has always given a connected history as to how he came in possession of this Work,' and that he bad it from Barney himself, verified by the additional testimony of Grand Master TlcivEH. Furthermore, we have yet to learn, although he has by various persons been held responsible loi the interpolations in the so called new Work, thai Bro. Willson has ever en- dorsed the change- therein made, or said to the Fraternity that they were the precise form in which Barney communicated them to him. I our recollection servesus aright, he has frequently corrected what he deemed to he errors, and admits that changes have been made, an. 1 sometimes, in his opinion, far the better impression conveyed. Whatever Bro. Willson may have said elsewhere, at home he has never claimed that the Morris Work was an exact and literal transcript of that which has, previous to its appearance, been taught by him to the Masons of Vermont. Those who were familiarwith the Lectures ami Work as com- municated bv him in his instructions before the appearance o't the Morris Work, find no such mat- ter as is frequently taught in the new Work. We do not make the.-e obseryatioiis to enter into this controversy, for Ave have not Masonic learning, nor the ability to discuss it if we would: but we do not wish Bro. Willson to be held responsible tions which art- Work in Vermont which has been taught us by Haswell, Tucker ami "Willson, direct we believe from Barney: and if anv foreign matter has crept stnchr -i m hu Ih.ir ideimfi, :,l mil with the so-calL-d low Won;. I.j . the: i.i.,nd Lode..... than the facts in the case, if this could truly be made known, would warrant. Bro. Ticker was not, neither is our venerable Br... Willson, a mounte- bank or speculator, but a truthful, honest man, who would not convey false impressions knowing- ly, and most certainly would not countenance any invasion upon (he ancient landmarks, as he be- lieved he received th.-m from Barney. Thus much we deem to be due to Bro. Willson ; and what we have written is without Ins kii..whd ••■ ,-r .■■•t.-.-iit, and the Masons of Vermont are as jealously guard- ing the Portals of the Temple at the presi n' hour. ml ■ ■ ■ all the vacni ie= and ----- --ted as M Wei e.'l.'.ll' icl.l by widely We thank our Brother ile and courteous exhibit compared with the Mor- thc Grand Secretary, saying. 'That the wannest gratitude and thanks .,1 the Craftare due him for bis defence ol the ..1.1 Work and Lectures,' —and we extract two of the series of resolutions reported by them : " Resolved, That the nets of the so-called Conservators, in tins iiiri-.lietien. by inn o.hieinc discord and strife annum lis and lb. ue recliat v motive? which have Cut - el nod their chiefs, m. a it Hit. eon. I lunation of this Grand "Jo»o(rat,Tliat the "hi established Work of this Grand Lot I ire, a? order . I to be laticht bv the 'hand I. ...Ice. and a- taught bv the .hall, I I. crullers, .h'tin barney, James It. Luce, Outline .he ksoii. and William A. Dickey and elliel- I- tlillllietl a- the leclllallV esttlbl Isll'a.l \\ oik ot tins il'riuid Lodge, aiel all oil,.., minis of Work and Lec- tures are hereby prohibited." We desire simply to place ouiselfandour records right on this question, in as few words as truth and common fairness will permit. The Craft in Illi- nois are fast learning that work and lectures are not Masonry. They are not slow in comprehend- ing that the differences in expression ivhich dis- tract and convulse the outer world, should in no wise be permitted to disturb the harmony Avhich should reien within our peaceful walls. We thank Grand Secretary i'laiuv for bis flatter- ing notice of our humble self. We now call his attention to an error in his re- port. The resolution above referred to, and copied from the 153d page of the Vermont Proceedings, was never adopted. It ivas offered in 1860, and treated as an amendment to the By-Laws, and laid over one year. In 1861 it was withdrawn or otherwise disposed of. In regard to Brother Willson's work, we have to say that we learn something new as we live on. First. We shall not allow any Vermonter to affection for Past Grand Master Tucker. We knew him before some of the Vermont Masons were born. We knew him as a well dre??ed. eloquent and popular Jack- son man, in the Legislature. We knew him when he sustained Haswell in the Grand Lodge, and by his eloquence, barely saved it from dissolution. Out here in the West, we have stood by him with heart, and voice and pen from the resurrection of his Grand Lodge until he "fell asleep." No one man in America has said or written so much as wc to sustain and defend him. It is not singular that he, social, confiding and somewhat ambitious, should be beguiled by a sin- gularly captivating brother, already famous, into a desire to make the Vermont ivork " universal." That he ever contemplated any contraband steps, we do most firmly disbelieve. The testimony that be ever did so, rests with one man alone, who has been so often convicted of falsehood, that to quote him as a yvitness would be to outrage This we say unqualifiedly: Bro. Tucker never did provo that Willson's Avork came from Webb, or any one in particular. So far as PROOF goes, it ended in Barney. We do not deny that Will- son works the work he got from Barney. Sccoiid. We supposed that the work taught by Willson was the Avork embraced in the Mnemo- nics. We knoAv better now. No two editions of the Mnemonics are alike. No one edition of the Mnemonics is a faithful copy of the Willsox work. On the contrary, when Willsox, in obedi- ence to the call of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, gave the work in that State, the author of the Mnemo- nics actually badgered hini out of several of his positions. Our Vermont, as well as our Iowa brethren, have found that the two do not agree. Third. The Webb work of Massachusetts is not the Webb work of Barney. Barney got it in its cruder state — picked it up. Subsequently, Gi.i-ason assisted AVebb, and their work is the only authorized Webb ivork on this continent. This was the work adopted at Balti- leiirVieaTt aVlAal timbre. ' Fourth. It is half admitted that foreign matter may have crept into the Vermont work. This may be so. Bro. Barney and Bro. Willsox must have worked very near our work in the start, for when we delivered our lectures before the Com- mittee of the Grand Lodge of Michigan, in March of last year, at Ypsilanti, M. W. Bro. Lovel Moore, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of that State, pronounced our lectures to be the samo which he taught and Avrought as Master of a Lodge in St. Johnsbury, Vt., more than forty years ago. We now ask Bro. Clark to place us fairly before our Vermont brethren. Wo should be very glad to meet our Vermont brethren as invited to do by our brother, and shall do so if possible. Thanks, Water Works, for a copy of the Third Annual Report of the Board of Public Works to the Common Council of Chicago. It has 122 pages, and embraces every form of public improvements. The expenditures for the year ending March 31, 1864, is $2,260,095.36; and the income, $1,125,- 785.38, with a probability of furnishing a profitable in- come in a short time. No city in the world has made so large and costly im- provements as Chicago, at h..r pi .sent size, nor could any other city have successfully stood such a strain to accomplish them. Thanks, To W. Bro. Geo. W. Stalsy, W. 31. No. 80, Kaskaskia, or a copy of a letter from the Grand Secretary of Penn- rylvania, dated Dee. 10, 1820, together with a dispensa- ion to surrender the charter of the Lodge, and take a iharter under the then Grand Lodge of Illinois. Ac- tompanying this letter are several letters addressed to he Grand Secretary of Pennsylvania, and a large bal- inee sheet, showing the condition of the Lodge Fi- 1 THE MASONIC TROWEL. (Pbituavics. Tribute of Respect. At a rcgnbi ' of Wauconda Lodge No. 298, of A., F. and A. Masons, held at their Lo, room. July 7th,1864, a committee was appointe, draft resolutions expressive of their feelings in gard to the death of our brother, Harrison Ho inoton, a member of said Lodge: ResoVoed, That in the death of our Brother II vis, is Hi-sinuruN. this l."dgo. has to mo the community ; M Jto°S n That the family of the deceased have our heartfelt svmpathie-in this . !..■„■ !,...,. • .., ,r-< an.l sorrow. ;u!.l (hough human sympathy cam fill ,1„. void in their aching hearts yet ■ • have to bestow-they devoted'husband and afl'ection- iew of their sad bereavement, o Him who is a husband to the to the fatherless, token of respect for the memory deceased brother, the hall of this_ lodge ,-e commend zidow and a Rcmlrrtl.Th . the usual .for the next thirty Resolved, That the foregoing preamble and resolutions be entered on. ho r. ds,,! this Lodge and that a eopv of the same be transmitted to fimilvof our deceased brother, and one to the ™™'t»»«", ''arli" vill.-.V'«"»- and Carlin - ville Frrr l>cmn,;;il each, for publication. W. B. BASTHAM,-! V.S1. i; A MAG 15, }Com. T. M. METCALF, ) Abraham Jonas. Svi.vi, III , July 1 . I - l 135 Objections After Ballot. We regard the opinions expressed by the Grand Master o"f New York, before the Grand Lodge of that State, in June last, in regard to objections al- ter ballot, as eminently worthy the serious con- sideration of every Free Mason. They fully sus- tain the laws of our Grand Lodge, and go even farther, protecting the Institution thoroughly, as well as the privileges and feelings of individual members. Upon a full consideration of all he questions involved, the Grand Lodge laid aside the Mackey construction; Grand Master Paig risdictiou ad adopted the views ( he law of the Empire Ju- Wc take the following, as tho law in said Addres! Brother draped Resoh of the d .look to a higher sour leparture of o High, this Lodge . rm-NOLI.;. Si, m,.l <:,„.,,.. The L.l.v numl.er o, .a has been rco-ivcd. and real with treat interest, ,llvthc-lo leiiofBro .k.s'i-. Ircgrclcxccedingly let n.,t I;, •.',„. vou were in I he diir k as regards his ca- ,|. el . , . 1 Vould have informed yon that he re- ." ...,. dc-roos in Georgetown Chapter of tho on. that aj.ol.jee- J. D. Marshall. Hah. ov GinAHi. Lo : N"- 171, A, R vnt.. A. 51 Ata called meeting of Girard Lodge No. 11 of A., F. and A. Masons, held at their hall, Augv. lath,' A. D. 1364, A. L. 5864, it was moved and ct ried that an obituary be P«r-"; w \ a ."'L.!.!.'.'.,!' Sh '"lMeX at Marietta, Georgia, in hospital, of typholai malaria fever, Bro. J. D. Marshal!., aged 40 years-, and seven months. Bro. Marshall was born in Pennsylvania, town of Donnington, Chester Co., January -1th, 1824. In candidate, until withdraw,,. All the prelim . .... v .„.;. ,.f application, invest, oaten, report, an.l bal- l„t :,.,.., inaiiv -l;ui- of scriil my. having two oh- , :,, view, '..lic'ts to procure the unanimous ■'..., ..,.,:,: 1 the piofane to the rights undprivi- |, .. ',., M,- n, viand the other, far more impor- p. a,.:- tie- m-otectiou of each worthy member t„ h;s::„l,f,-a-',ole right to exclude whatever, in Ins ,,l,|.,,i,cel. V null. ale again.- 1 the peace a,„ I lia)- ,,, .,,v ,,1 to- Lodge. The two paiallcl lines that „ ,;.,; ,l„. ,|,.'csholdof the Lodge, arc the eandi- ,1 ,'t..'s lit'ii.-s. to be made a M:e nl t he una ni.„- ,,;.,., the Lodge in r g.u.-.ing that li.ness. But 'aimed that the ballot has conferred an abso- profane, which can only be boyhood he moved i Obi. Peollsv lie: Claringtoii amenced the study of medicine, under Dr. J. D. O'Conxer. In 1857 Illinois, and settled at Cummington as practicing physician; shortly after which he was married to Miss Helen V. Clark. In 1S5 4 he re- moved to Girard, where he resided until Februarj 1864, when he received tho appointment of Assis tant Surgeon in the 17th Army Corps, 30th Eegi ment Illinois Volunteers. He soon departed to his new field of labor, and, after serving a few months, was stricken down with sickness, which resulted in his death, on the 5th of August, 1864. In 1855 Bro. M. was received into Girard Lodge, and attained to the degree of Master Mason in due time. After which he served the Lodge faithfully as Treasurer, S. W. and lastly as W. Master. Bro. M. leaves a wife and three children, and many friends to mourn his loss, and he was gen- erally esteemed as a man and a Mason. Whereas, on the 5th day of August, A. D. 1864. A. L. 5864, an All Wise Providence has been pleased to remove bv death Past Master J. D. Marshall, while serving his country as Surgeon in the 30th Regiment III,. Volunteers i and as we his brethren deem it our duly to sympathize with his afflicted family, and pay a tribute to his mem- ory; therefore, Resolved, That while we feel that our Lodge has lost a true and worthy brother, and Masonry an upright member, we rest assured that Brother Mar- shall has passed from his Lodge on earth, to a ce- lestial Lodge on high, to live forever in the pres- ence of the Great Architect of the Universe, that I was at Augusta, in May, and set a Chapter U. D. to ' My health is as usual, good, and may this scrawl find rou'enjoving the same blessing in full fruition. I am yours, fraternally and truly, L. LUSK. Mary Jeannette Hartrnan. " Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord loveth then, that fear Him." In the winter of lobl, the mother of this in- teresting: girl, and the wife of W. Brother Geo. W. Hahtmax, of Sidnev, Champaign county, departed this life. The daughter was then eleven years old. Already the victim of con- sumption, she anticipated an early departure, ateu proceeding arges id by conferred I ballot is the right to present himself for initia- .. in,,- landmarks prescribe that a ballot lor 1 ' ght, when detnand- (cgreo i commenced her r pr, -palatums lor tne solemn event, and united with, and remained an acceptable member of, the Methodist Church until her death. Her disposition was excellent, and her man- ners amiable and engaging, and she attracted all who knew her by her sweetness of temper, and patience and fortitude in her sickness. Even in her last hours, she employed herself in comforting her younger sister, saying that she would soon meet her mother in Heaven, and in the end passed away quietly, saying that 'she would go to sleep," and falling asleep , diei gam died, aged fourteen years, days. We, and other fath month and :an feel for the parent. How such a child had nest- led deep down into his heart and dearest affections, we. can understand. And the af- fection must have been deepened and strength- ened by the tenderer tie of an only parent, and by every token of goodness, patience and sub- mission. Yet how consoling tin- reflection, that though happy in her spiritual life, still that her suffer- ings here, which were but for a moment, have worked out for her ' ' a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." There is nothing more lovely than a child pa- tiently waiting for the kingdom of God; noth- ing more beautiful than the transition of such a one from earth to Heaven. i alone shall bear l is an undeniable right, wnc id can it be claimed that, tin; thwart the passing or ruisin.'of a bro'her. which would not enable him to prevent the initiation ot , the profane; and that is a strange construction of ■ghts, 'where a landmark authorizes a member to [Test, without stating cause, the conferring ot a degree upon a brother ; but a ballot without a de- gree places one, not a brother, entirely beyond his reach. This would revolutionize the system of Masonry, and place the privilege of tho profane above the lights of the initiated. Uur whole struc- ture is founded upon the principle of unanimity and concord, and this can only be preserved by -maiding sacredlv the rights, and respecting, with- out suspicion or reserve, the Masonic conscience of every member. " Another argument son,. -times advanced is, that it is uK.ipotieitt to allow objections to interpose after a favorable ballot, and I coiiless that I shud- der at such a suicidal suggestion. It is a dagger pointed at the very heart of Masonry. If it is ex- pedient to trample upon the rights of a brother, and introduce an element of discord, by forcing a candidate into the Lodge against his remon- strance, is it not much mere expedient to advance to a higher degree an initiated brother, against a similar remonstrance? And yet none will claim the right to do that. Expediency thus adopted into out household rnav enter with the complais- ance and urbanity of a friend, but it will prove the parricide, that, alienating and embittering the brethren, will curse and destroy our home. Breth- ren, let us at least be consistent, and our legisla- tion in harmony with the spirit of our Constitu- tion. Let us away with these compromises be- tween landmarks and expediency; between the rights of a brother and the desires of the profane, and return to the customs of our fathers, which 11 alone preserve unanimity among the breth- Philip C. Tucker. The Free Masons of Vermont have ei monument to the memory of their Master, who died with the gavel in his hand. The evergreen marble base, emblematic ol itv is three feet ten niche, square, and one inches in height. Three other bases follow, then the die, shaft la ,'id cavel.bein. His memory will * THE MASONIC TROWEL. THE MASONIC TROWEL. HARMAtf G. KEYNOLDS, Editor. Si'IMN(;riELI>. ILLINOIS, SKI'T. The Situation. Before the time for the issue of another number of this paper, the Grand Lodge, Grant! Cbaptcr and Grand Council will have assembled. acted nod departed. "We know of nothing to disturb the usual harmony which hns generally prevailed in the two last named Grand Bodies. We pr^nmc they will organize, receive reports, grnnt charters, elect officers, exchange congrainljl ion-, cement old friendships and form new ones, as UiWl. The. Grand Lodge, however, is where the most painful solicitude rests. It waa hoped that the beneficent, patient and parental policy of our Grand Master would have won to him every Lodge and every Mason in this extensive jurisdiction. It is far more painful to say, that it is not universal, perhaps not even general. The Grand Master has in his possession proofs to the following effect: 1. That brethren who have heretofore held high positions among the Craft, have proclaimed the Mil] ris work as the work of the Grand Lodge, and have induced Lodges and brethren to adhere to the same, well knowing the same to be untrue. 2. That Bro. Mucins lias in various ways, incited his adherents in this Slate, to abide by the mne- monics, not to surrender them, In it evade, avoid and denounce the edicts and action of the Grand Lodge, and await events. In obedience thereto, several of them have gone from the State, and among other things have promulgated tin.* Morris or Mnemonic work, have sold the books, and done what they could to estrange the brethren of other jurisdic- tions from the brethren of this. vide and revolutionize the Grand Lodge, and that it was at one time asserted, that the project was so near accomplishment, that one hundred Lodges were ready to join in such a scheme, but the tem- perate and patriarchal course of Grand Master Turner prevented an outbreak, and soon, personal intercourse, mild appeals, and an exhibition of work, brought many discontented and disaffected brethren to his support, and that project was aban- 4. Upon abandoning that project, and nearly si- multaneously with the coveri but unsuccessful ef- fort of Bro. Morris to overthrow the Masonic ad- ministration in Indiana, and perpetuate his power in Iowa, a By stem of visitation by Bro. Morris' known adherents was commenced among the Lodg- es in Illinois, with a view to an overthrow of the present order of things; an ominous silence has since prevailed among many who were forward in giving in their adhesion to the Grand Lodge, an ad- hesion then believed, and now known, to be utterly faithless. They adhere to all the points of their Conservator platform with as much tenacity as lowing fhern to pursue tlmirown solemn pledge in writing to adhe: the Grand Lodge, will be stated : that Grand Body. 7. It may 'be asked, is thia general among such Lodges as were regarded as being under Conserva- tor control:' With some of them we can confi- dently say, it is not. With others, we know that it is. Others are believed to be inclined that way. But how general this movement is, at this present writing, the Grand Master is unable to say. But it is extensive enough to desire, as the Grand Mas- ter most earnestly does, a full attendance of all the Lodges. This alone will prevent a-ny interruption at the coming Grand Communication, for the only hope of these disaffected brethren is in a thin at- tendance. The Craft, in sentiment, are true and loyal ; let them be so in action. 8. Any attempt to subvert or overthrow the es- tablished orders and edicts of the Grand Lodge — orders and edicts in force since 1845, re-affirmed from time to time, never repealed or modified, but more fully stated or re-enacted at the Grand Com- munication last October— will be regarded as a criminal attempt to open the sluices of agitation and strife; a morbid anxiety f.r confusion and vi- olence instead of harmony and brotherly love; a Ifull effort to sow the seeds of dissension, and a aniiest determination to rule or ruin. Whoever makes any such attempts at this time Jen the Craft should be at harmony with one other, will be regarded and treated as an emis- sary of the Chief Conservator, for whom they would override every obligation of fidelity to their nd Lodge. The actors in certain scenes in Grand Lodge last October are known and marked ; let them act wisely ; their safety consists in silence. 9. The Grand Master has not made that progress in work which is desirable ; the reasons have been Martially stated heretofore ; they will be fully jjftated in his forthcoming address. In the mean- tjaroughout the British Empire, this Union and tflanada, are only waiting for a termination of our national difficulties to move with authoritative force toward an universal system of lectures and work wherever the English language prevails. — And inasmuch as lectures and work are not Ma- sonry, but adjuncts and helpers, let our brethren wait for "time, patience and perseverance" to bring about this desirable end. 10. We have written and published this article at the express desire o( the Grand Master. urse, after their er so. The same brethren th to tho edicts of met as courteous gentlemen his address to they meet and part now as 1 may it ever be. So We noticed upon the floor, n brother of Jons W. Simons, who is a very fine, clear and eloquent speaker. His remarks in behalf of the hall and asylum fund, were admirable. lie got a large vote for Deputy Grand Master. We think he will reach the Grand East. Bro. Woodruff, Master of one of the city Lodg- es, is quite an able member. He fell in with tho Conservators for a while, but. got terribly tired of both their work and company. He was neither slow nor cautious in giving us In.- views of whole- sale Masonic beggars and begging. The Grand Lodge, as a body, with their jewels and clothing, was an imposing sight. It is in all espects an able array of men. Their youthful Grand Master is anembodii a tell gence, Our Visit to New York. We do not remember tion to Bro. Holmes, Brc The first is now D. man of an important <■■ the floor impressed us £ feet ease and dignity of manner, distinct enuncia- tion and clear statements in his reports as did Bro. have had any introduc- tibson or Bro. Church. Master, and was chair- mittee. No brother on favorably with his per- ■ess and perceptions of the age. He displays immate wisdom in adhering closely to time red customs, in guarding the Masonic portals, n expounding the law. Looseness and unfin- ished work are no part of his character. When we pray for peace and harmony in New York, we always feel that we are praying for the peace and The large attendance upon our Grand Lodge, has usually taxed our hotels to their utmost capa- city—sometimes beyond. We feel quite confident that the brethren who attend this year will find comfortable quarters. The St. Nicholas, kept by Messrs. Spoxsler &. McCreery, has been greatly enlarged, has added many rooms for guests and families, finished and well as the rooms at our best Chicago be \yhole house is being 5. The Grand Master has the most abundant proof that these brethren, foiled in their revolu- tionary schemes, now intend a grand raid, presum- ing that the apparent peace which prevails, will result in a thin attendance from the Lodges, and that by artfully summoning their friends, and by using the means heretofore, under their control, and such as may be at hand, they may be able to gain an ascendancy once more. 6. Itis known to the Grand Master that several Masters of Lodges are openly violating express covenants in using Moitins Mnemonic work in de- We heard but little -aid of Bro. Gibson, while we were there, but it has been respresented to us by one who knows, that Judge Gibson is one of the ablest men in New York. Bro. Church has long been Grand Treasurer, and is always elected by a rising vote. We shall not soon forget the courtesies of Bro. Herring, one of the Grand Marshals, and asonof the celebrated Past Grand Secretary of that name. We wished very much to take the elder by the hand, but did nut see him. Past Grand Master Jenkinson, who presided at the election of Grand Master, would be noticed anywhere. Genial, frank and a gentleman. When the difficulties in New York were settled, our M. W. Bro. was presiding over the so called Phillips' Grand Lodge. Those old differences are no long- fitted i or St. Louis hotels, and the i..-->t..-i hu* the u-iiui surroundings for ease, comfort aifid pleasure. Bro. Sponsler is a member of Ma- con Lodge No. 8. and Bro. McCreery of Tynan, and Masons always get a Mason's welcome at this popular Hotel. The well known Chenery House, kept by Messrs. Chenery & Son, both members of Central Lodge, can accommodate families or single guests to a large extent, and the proprietors spare no pains to render their guests comfortable. As the Grand Lodge will hold its meeting at the Representatives Hall, both the Chenery and St. Nicholas, situated mi the same block, are almost within a stone's throw of the Capitol and the Chicago and Alton The Manning House, kept by Bro. Siemens, another member of Tyrian, has enlarged facilities for guests, and is well kept. It is situated near Masonic Hall, and within easy walking distance of both Railroad depots. The American House, is still kept, by Mr. Gray, and is pleasantly situated near the State House Square. It is a good House. The New England House is situated near the Chicago and Alton depot, and we hear it tvell The Owen House, a few steps from the Chenery, can keep quite a number of guests. Our brethren who design attending upon all the Grand Bodies, will do well to come to the city on Saturday, or as early as Monday morning. A portion of the Grand Lodge Committees will be in active s.-. ion all day Mondav at Masonic Hall, and the Stewards will be titling up the Rep- resentatives Hall, where our brethren can get in- formation as to hotels, boarding-places, sight- seeing, or business. Let our brethren also bear in mind, that when hotel keepers have done their vtiy best, yet large crowds area heavy tax upon their aecominuda- ,on-, their patience, care and servants. Give and take. THE MASONIC TKOWEL. The Political Nominations. Abraham mncoln and Andrew Johnson are the candidates of' the Administration party for Presi- dent and Vice President ; George B. McClellnn and George H. Pendleton are the candidates of the Democratic party ; and John 0. Fremont and John B. Cochrane, of the Independent or Kadical party. Mr. Lincoln is the present incumbent. Gen. Mc- Cicllan is Sen. Major General; Gen. Fremont was the unsui ssful competitor of Mr. B.uchanan. Gov. Johnson was formerly Senator from Tennes- see; Gen. Cochrane was, perhaps is now, a mem- ber of Congress from New York, and Mr. Pendle- ton is a member of Congress from Cincinnati. Gen. McClellau, so far as we know, is the only Mason among them. The Administration ticket in this State isasfol- Jpi^&ows: Gen. R. jfoglesby, of Decatur, for Governor; Wm. Bross, of the Chicago Tribune, for Lt. Govern- or; Sharon Tyndale, of Belleville, for Secretary of State; Orlin H. Miner, of this city, for Auditor; James II. Beveridge, of DeKalb, for Treasurer; Newton Bafcinan. of tliis city, for Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Samuel W. Moulton, of Shelbyville, for Congress at large. Of these, Mr. Bateman is Master of Central and Mr. Miner of Tyrian, both in this city: Mr. Moulton is a member of Jackson Lodge, and Mr. Tyndale is said to be a Mason. The Democratic ticket is as follows: James ( '. Robinson, of Clark, for Governor; 8. Corning Judd, of Fulton, for Lt. Governor ; "Wm. A. Turney, of this city, for Secretary of State ; John Hise, of Ot- tawa, for Auditor: Alexander Starne, of this city, for Treasurer: John P. Brooks, of this city, for Su- perintendent of Public Instruction ; and James C. Allen, of Crawford, for Congress at large. The three last are present incumbent!?. Mr. Robinson is now a member of Congress and member of Mar- shall Lod:_'.' : Mr. T^,-... .1. - :. a Pbiynl Aveh !Un=vm A few words to our brethren. As in religion, so in politics, you represent every shade of opinion. An exciting time, such as we have never seen, is upon us. How much higher the waves of excite- ment may rise, God only knoweth. We entreat all of you to act as reasonable, charitable men, and as just and upright Masons. We ask you to bear in mind, that the tirst lesson you are taught as Masons, is to subdue your passions. You can not anger. Conscientious men when excited, mean to act rightly and honestly, but often act wrongly. Keep cool under all circumstances. Be not con- cerned in, but discourage^ for your own sakes — for the sake of history—for the sake of the public good, all violence, all mobs, all interference with the freedom of opinion— freedom of speech— free- dom of the press, and the purity of the ballot box ud.'d :•>: m. :dnre *r u-nal untiring i>-n]," and suggesting On motion of Sir Charles Gilma.v, was added to the Committee. On the same day. Sir Fvait'RT M"H mittee, reported a Constitution in i which was read at length, made the order of the •Thursday, then next, and ordered to be printed. On Thursday, September 11th, the Grand Body pro- ceeded to the consideration of the special order, and continued to consider if. at times, until the 15th, when, after many amendments had been made, on motion of Sir Wm. T. Gould, the Constitution was unanimously adopted. This new Constitution changed the Grand Body its. If, of the State Gran Local Bodies, and the titles of alt the officers. These changes were unsatisfactory to some of the fate Grand Bodies, and they declined to conform to e requirements of the Constitution thus adopted, es- pecially the Grand Encampment of Ohio, in which the subject of some reeoneiling action was aj^atudat every meeting, until October last, when a l^^fe* 1 was passed appointing a Committee, consist tn^^ffTir Kest Jarvts, Sir Wm. B. Thrall, and Sir Human Ely, and sug- gesting that a Committee be appointed on the part of the Grand Encampment of the United States ; said joint Committee to be charged with the duty of considering the points of disagreement hctwe-n those bodies, and, so far as may be practicable, reconciling the same, and report to their respective bodies, etc. A copy of the resolution, duly certified, was sent to the Grand Master, Sir B. B. French, who, expressing his deep anxiety that the disagreement in question should be reconciled, proceeded to appoint a Committee on the part of the Grand Encampment of the United States, as follows, viz: Sir Join* W. Simons, of New York; Sir Solo- mon D. Bayless, of Indiana; and Sir Ezra L. Stevens, of the District of Columbia. The members of both Committees were, by order of the M. E. Grand Master, oflicially notified of his action by the Recorder, and. by agreement, tixed upon Wednes- day, June 1, 18U4, as the time, and Washington City as the place, of meeting. On that day all the members of the Committee assembled at the office of the Grand Master in the Capitol of the United States. ■ 1 . ... 1 r....nm'";v'.u , r Vreso7utro™SrTne Grand En- campment of the State of Ohio, and ofrau order of the Mo^st Eminent Grand Master of Knight* Templar of the United States of America, a Joint Committee of the Grand Encampment of Ohio, met at the office of the Commissioner of Public Buildings, in the Capitol of the United States, at 10 o'clock A. M., its object being to re- concile the differences existing between said Grand Bodies. The following Knights were present:— Sir B. B. French, Sii John \V. Simons, Sir Sol. D. Bat- less, and Sir Ezka L. Stevens, on the part of the Grand Encampment of the United States; and Sir Kent Jarvis, Sir Wm. B. Thrall, and Sir Hebian Elt, on the part of the Grand lhieainpnieut of Ohio. On motion of Sir JoaN W. Simons, the M. E.Grand Master, Sir B. B. French, was unanimously invited to i-r.ind ]'....(v defend the a also the duty SiV .■!!:■ Hire, ot ell.V.dn M:e-<miY . de until smdi change shall have hren approved ije.-ntv ..t Mat.- i, iand Bodies. id-fi. That it is the -,'nse of this Joint Comnmtee, fraternal Comir i- ation and e.iit-nltation, that should be adopted by the National iard the interest-* mid prew-rve and v ..( the Sta'e (.ran-1 C, .uim.i nderies, . t all Slate Bodies to unite in a cordi- al support of the <Ti-:md Eivainprn.-iu, in ohedienee to its Constitution, unal iawtullv ehaiitred, and in uphold- ing it as the represent;!. ive c* - K " United states ot Ainei lea. Resolved, That i ol Aruele 1 of the < .-n-t tntieu oi the Grand Eneamp- ment of the United -late.. .,, i( , h M .n.vide-"The stJe and -lesjmiatP.no! the- Guild Master is ■ )|n-t Eminent," that ot 'the other orheeis 'Night Eminent;' enrrespondmg ehanges he made in the des the oile-rr.s oj ,-t ; r ..(.rand Coinuiailderies. Mr.-sofrr- 1, That it fie recommended to amend Artiele 2 of Section l' of General Regulations, by adding thereto as follows:— "3d Knmhts ,.t Malta -whieh Article, as so amended, will read : -The rule ot sueeession in con- ferring the Orders of Knighthood -hall be as follows:— 1st, Knight -d the Ke.Mm.s.s, _;,(, Knight Templar; :-id. Knight of Malta." AV.Wrt*/, That the chairman of this Joint Committee be requested to eaii.se the a. turn ofthe Couunitiee to ho printed, and early .li-s-niinated among the order in the United States, and that he he requested to Send a print- ed copy to t .;,eh member of the Committee. Pending the question on the adoption of the forego- the Committee adjourned until to-mor- clock, A. M. In ',!'''' The Committee r elo.de, A. M , acern-ding t Proceedings Of a Joint Committee >>f 1ht < i rand Encampment of Knights Templar »f the United States nf Amer- ica, and the Grand Encampment of Ohio, with a Preliminary History. At the twelfth meeting of the General Grand Encamp- ment of the United states, at Lexington, Kentucky, in September, 1853: On motion of Sir Knight. A. G. Mackey, a committee was appointed, consisting of Sir W. B. Hubbard, G. G. Master; Sir Knights Charles Giimak, C. W. Moore, Wm. T. Godld, and A. G. MtcKi-v, to sit during the recess, and to report, at the next triennial meeting, such amend- ments to the Constitution as they might think expedi- ent, and such changes in the organization, as will make the Order in this country conform more completely to the system of Ancient Knights Templar. At the thirteenth meeting of the General Grand En- campment, at Hartford, Connecticut, in September, 1859, on the first day of the meeting, the M. E. General Grand Master announced that the Committee had the revision of the Constitution under consideration ; that Sir Robert Morris had aided the Committee "with his On motion of Sir E. L. Stevens, Sir Heman Ely was hosen Secretary- On motion of Sir Kr.vt Jakvis, Sir Knights Simon.- 'hrall were appointed a committee to prepare bus latter to be submitted to the meeting. Adjourned to meet at 4 o'clock P. M. today. ' Committee ( ; according to adjo a.p|...irm-! , Sir Knight Thrall, from the morning to prepare business, reported a series of resolutions, whieh. after mature deliberation, and a full and free interchange of sentiment, conducted with true Knightly courtesy and initernal leeliug, were modified M.Molvcd, As the unanimous opinion of this Joint Com- mittee, that the si. If .oid entire m i-dn.tion and govern- ment of the Ordei> o: K nightie ...d, wirhin the ,-iv.l i„. risdictioii of the United States and the Tl... restricts tliereof. belongs to and are propi-rlv by the Grand State, Distriet, or 'J eiriu.i ud Grand iai-amninents •: Conunaiideries shall have been dulv established bv au- thority of the said i. rand EnearnpiiieiK of the United States : and that then, ebawai d siieh junsdietiou and government, w.rhm v.- 'le-ignate.l eeographieal limits, devolve, ill all their entirely, upon sLieh local Grand '- tr equivalent bodies, and are properly em, subieet t._. I tie pr... visions oi I he en,. National Grand hieampmeiit : and that The foregoing resolutions were read and further con- sidered, and unanimously adopted. Previous to adjournment, the Joint Committee, deem- ing it eminently fit and proper, as individuals repre- senting various Grand Ma-onie Bodies in the United States, that an expression of sentiment from them, re- lating to the present condition of our country, and '.he relations and obligations win- h are recognized as bind- ing upon all true Tree Masons, most cordially and unan- imously assented to, and adopted the following pream- ble and resolutions presented by Sir Knight John W. SimAns, of New York, to which the signature of each miiiiiii^tMf^ i-Vrand onnu.iii -ri^oi i i|, ... hid, ana. Aewiork nine the admim-ir. (fir.,, , ue knights 'lemplni-. feel called nj.on ■s-ion tothe leelings suggested b\ the s, ors thet apitol ot the United States, and t '''■-;_ " ( ' ;■ ' ti '"'-' tmeoiu wimie country, of n urselves, and in behalf of the Or- Of the Slates r.,ui- :■ earnestly look forward to the time war shall have passed away; win n ' misguided oi our bMHiren shall hjue ti aio,.!,.,! ,,„. e dread h-n-vthat m.,h i,| m ,u de m mid " ainhait the starry banner of foe. We stand ready to open hrone, and lenity and upon bv all our hllou- FRENCH, . of the U. of Alrirriea and > hinriK ■ b'il.N W. slMO.NS, ■ iii.'.iu),,,,,.,,,,,! i;. s. a. KENT JARVIS, The Joint Commit ' t-.le.L'r.iHj; [-.■-oh,U..|l> e.-dings of the Joint C erewith forward the sum,* to you, expressing the hope lat the proceedings ot the < „nni,nt,,, .,, ha,.,,i|% ,'d j unanimously c-n. Ind.-d mav l, M d to a p^rle.-tJv bar lonious settlement of all dirh.'ulties exi-n , IL . "i„-i„ ,.'..„ ' ' ^d Elieuinpm^ui „l the Lmted > at,-, and state THE MASONIC TROWEL. PROCEEDINGS GRAND LODGE OF ILLINOIS, A. F. & A. MASONS, As published front i/rar 1>< 'irnrfrnm (to: organization until THE GRAND LODGE OF RECOVERY, Springfield, April, 1851, ACCOMPANYING NOTES BY THE EDITOR. [October 4, 1841.]* TvV Grand Lodge shall have power to constitute new fudges by letters patent, under their seal. out the State strictly adhering t<> ike ancient land marks, usages and customs of Masonry. And in furtherance of tin? desirable object, it shall be tin- duty of the Grand Master, or sonic well informed brother by him appointed, occasionally to visit ev- ery subordinate Lodge under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, to lecture and instruct the breth- ren, and to correct, such errors as may have obtain- ed'aniong them. To require from several Lodges under their jurisdiction such annual dues as they may deem n'eeessnrv, to be appropriated for the benefit of the Craft. To hear and determine all appeals from subor- dinate Lodges, and to decide all disputes between the different Lodges under their jurisdiction. To demand such lees as may be deemedjust and reasonable, upon granting charters constituting new Lodges. To make such By-Laws as may be necessary for their good government, and not inconsistent with this Constitution. And to do all things bereh.lbre accustomed to be done by other Grand Lodges, which are within the ancient landmarks and usages of the craft No alteration shall take place in this constitu- tion, except in the manner following: Every amendment shall be proposed in writing at a regular communication ol the Gruiid Lodge; a fair copv of which shall be sent bv the Grand Secretary to each of the subordinate Lod-es, who shall pa/s at thi eC next^-S'''''^''' , '''' ,,, \ ,,,, ' ,,, ' , " : '/ , " , ' , ' , /.- : " f ''"f 'A" appear that two- Curd- ol the subordinate L»l.j-; have agreed to pissviic same, it shall become^ a Section. 1. The annual meetings of the Grand Lodge shall be held in the town of Jacksonville, on the first Moiidav of October, at whieli time the Grand Officers shall be elected and appointed, in the manner prescribed by the Constitution. g 2. No Brother admitted as a visitor during the session of the Grand Lodge, shall be permitted to vote on any subject before, nor to speak on any subject without the leave of the M. W. Grand Mas- be-r belonging t their .Lodg rd that i dollars, exclusive ofthe'coi And the Master and Ward* of any Lodge, shall not t: Grand Lodge until all their Treasurer's receipt therefor ;einbled as was the won , to repolish the jewels <: the links of that mysti ympal.bies o!' I'riendshi] ii obscurity of the long emergiiiir from that ob- I the appella the Grand Lodge shall not proceed to termine the same. '6 11. When any brother is exclude subordinate Lodge for mal-practices, thereof shall ho sent to the Grand Lo the Lodges under this juri.^liuiimi, as venient ; but no Lodge within thejt this Grand Ledge, nor any member t publish, or in any manner make pit pension c Tin hate rig he " Willi!! the sands, of what o deserts, cover them ; obelisk, the moulder by any Lodge umb i the i Lodge the same majority expelled Mason shall be of Masonry, except by a ' and such restoration shj membership in the Lodgi polled, without the a i;i. The' nd Master, Depute Craud Master, Grand Treasurer- and Grand Sec- me being, or a majority of them ;ing committee of charity, under the grand charity funds shall be aturally seeks to pre of thousands. ts of* thought, all the c: not the like claim to levemeuts of the hun anshipof the human ha oil. in'. it shall b<- tilled by He Tioh-i'y ter i,.r tie' time being, shall till £ 5. Every Lod?e under the Grand Lodg'-'.-hall at each Gr ,.[' the otlicers and member- <■! ! List of -the initiations, admission suspensions and expuUioii.- <<t ! tionsot eandidate-. with tlu-'.e-] , whilst resident in the vieinit alteration or amendment shall which stained their altar stones with the blood of human victims, are remembered only with horror; while that faith, which asks as the only fitting sacrifice to the Omnipotent, the aspirations of a pure and unpolluted heart, is becoming the religion' of the world. Anil thus, for all these reasons, while empires have been creating and crumbling; false religions been promulgated and forgotten; while time has crumbled all that was physical and Wardens shall be accompanied by a recou mendation from the Lodge nearest to the place . which the new Lodge is to be holden. \ 7. For every letter, or warrant of dispens i of a Lodge, there shall y, the sum of fifteen the pUI'l lUlo UlC I'lttMU i'tiisur hu,: and for every Charter ( n of live dollais. and the further sum of two dol- s in addition, to be paid to the Grand Secretary, deh said sums, respectively, shall be paid before ■y of the warrant or charter. And in 11 cases where the seal of the Grand Lodge is re- uired to be affixed, there shall be paid by the ap- anuual communication, appoint the following standing committees, viz: A Committee on Returns and Work of Zodges— To consist of three members, to whom shall be re- ferred all the returns and work of subordinate Lodges, and whose duty shall be to examine the same, and report b. thi's Grand Lodge. .-1 Committee on Petitions and Grievances— To consist of three member.-, to whom shall be referred knows it. He need not be b-ld ,.f the purity ot its principles, he has already felt it. But aside from the lessons taught in our temples, the inquisitive THE MASONIC TROWEL. The no**,,,.- 1 H :s learning of the eafc deriwjd its sm existed (ho germ nf Muwhrld's , i,l j . The wise and magnificent Solum youth gathered the learning of the In tholaiign.vgo ,,f iii.-ioration. •• II them, all the thtenment. ■ >il:: <-- ; 4 r f r niysteYTes,' hut 'ly h,a,t 11 with. an Magii; an, I u I, on he-^nieeivcd the de- i ''O'.'lni; I. ho loniplo a I .loi u^alom. tho I u- 1- acquired, ho applied |„ 1 1, r egllhl tiuli , or- tion and insti tictiom, of those' whom ho -dm the erection of (l,o.( v:,.. clitic; „„,] s established the fi East, t: dency of Free Ma from all the chare tor tho ordoi tho Bodlein library hy to the Ear] of Pembroke Such was the character iswers that Locke alter g of the craft wa hslt^l$?too?»Irema theirTnspe'cTion all, awards did* tingiiished members. Were it not that, it "'"nl'l.Sfj'jJfplease'mel ' ■ " n ? . iat ]iisYorv of Masonrv minutolv through those agosin modem Kur-.,,o, whore, over'and anon, tlie spirit ol the arch tend seems to have been un- chained and let loo=,-, titled for do/,r-.. -■-',,„. Times when intestine- and fori.i»n ,..r IvJi one great battle field— si above the turbid v/.Tves of that c'li ment, of law, <j| religion? of all thi Masonry rode tranquil, like the ark of old that Boated in ss.fety upon tho surface of the stormy waters that swept the teeming earth with desola- tion. And, as of old, the dove returned to that ark bearing the olive leaf, and telling of q, curse removed, ami of a land at rest. So amid the struggles and corruptions of the old world, tame the messenger to our temples bearing the olive oaf. and telling of a far oil land beyond the swel- ing waters— a land upon which the God of heaven had lavished his blessing; — a virgin laud un- shackled by the prejudices of •■ damned custom " —a land in which virtue might replume her wings, and intellect assume her einpiie. And towards that land ot promise, floated the ark of the Ma- sons hopes— there in the temples of freedom creeled her altars i and over all that fair land ; an, here! here! m (his broad and fertile valley— here where but yesterday the untaught s f (he forest bent his knee toward the burning West, and a- the glowing sun veiled itself behind tho gold „„,'| purple drapery of evening, worshipped in his fit- —that the Alii Itsc To I inder which t bound to yield obedie ce. To the governmen is bound to render b.s support. It is his duty, as a Mason, to bengood and I Mul citizen. Towards Ins lellow men. he is taught to cxerci " tucs so beautifully comprehended golden rule, ■■ 11,, unto others as ye lives he Thoi God. children the will of one i me, beyond which the memo o record have recognized that * — political truth, ■•that all d equal." Towards all, ' kindly ■ral, as are born fr< taught l,, extend protect the oppressed needy fend the widow and the orph to practice all the virtues, hi The mystic tie that binds the comfort and de- They are taught aove all, Charity. and the deepest teeling; „f our nature! wli^^ o b iga ions are subservient to those which he owes to his God, his country, and himself, they are of such power as to make all tru,, Masons brethren- brethren, in the truest, and deepest meanin- of that sacred word; brethren, s,,,.), a' wore Davi I ,, Jonathan of old-bound together by the ties of a fideiice reposed, and mutual benefits --- " together in the pursuit and prae- the ills, and f the Hebrew Lodg-s, and endowed il- ■ith many privileges. So high was the laced upon this institution by the pie, that they afterwards extended, and established those privileges by the •onized by the Government, similar in- stitutions multiplied, and early became dispersed Jpugh all the provinces of the Roman State. ■'; ;' s ,"■ ">'ro. '-nlttvated the soil which the I "' '""' gamed, and whore the Roman arms brought d.-o.o, .„ :l ,,,| death, they erected the monuments, and taught the arlsof u refined civili- zation. It is .-aid (liar there was no town, at all ""'"'['I 1 .!'' "',' l"" v:i ' 1'owever distant, where downfall of the West.u-n and ' Eastern' empires? Numbers of hen, a npanied each Roman to i T„ it" , " ','; " Hn '" )wel ' established •Si It ir^Britain, the extensive works there under- ■ of the craft to I hat Fra the JMlil atry, was th« i the Danube. " England, "and rulers re-introduced it into their territories. In the seventh century, Atheist,, n,. -,-mtod t , , Ins brother Edwin, a ehailcr t „,T."l , 1 . '.' v York. which was then established, and tnal Prince became its Grand Ma-,,.,. Thi- ,no, ,.,',, temple, with its charter ,n tu-.-lv,- ,-. ; ,tii..-, -nil , ' 's.rendei.-d: a ,,,1 1, -.uu'ii a'l 1 .Masonu'' put hoi 'on tl " foundation of the Grand authority and consent in science wandered not forth lashing itself shake the walls of the Mas,, tempest has now subsided, a the past. It may, indeed. I wisely sent, and as the temi the atmosphere, it may havt temple. Masons are but m prosperity may corrupt relig ity— so it may taint the virl induce us to forget those pu which it is the object of M„_ the duty of Masons to practice The storm has pass its breath yet lingei Why, sit? Itis(wi .. asons have not sn-tuincil; and received — .j,,,,,,,, togetner in the p tice of those virtues which pallia smooth the rugged path of life. Strange, strange it is, that an instittir calculated to warm the breast of the pat -. thus aiifst theipiseipk In/all othlr conn the hi, in thei f in the , andi ask, this 'fierce attack Ust' h U a, a f a cen,r y " tS i^ii, TtVeal- of^ >° f ^ of ambition thaM ,,,,o:.,,bo,;o:,i| lt ;I;^^- of political Anti-Masonry. I will not say that of our order, and and sacred let tnry to teach, i— but the poison of n our moral atmosphere, regret I say it,) because Atheis chiteet of th mighty Powei of the lessons and culcated by Masonry. And first- no in be a Mason. It is the duty of all, not reverence the great Ar- To worship that Al- Snrang beauty : Jinated, until the ge at London by i lu'-h ot'llom ester made a fier , seoroev and silence. tbeSixlh.lhoBi-bop e, and for a time, a truth stamped upon the face of the Universe. the Mason, whatever land or whatever faith calls him her own, is taught to behold the linger of Deity m all the beautiful and mysterious desh-ns of his creations. To him The voiceless lips of Bowers are living preachers- EaeheuDapulpit-everj leaf at £: >u|'l-i hi-- t" hi- t ,„, y numerous teachers, 'Midst cloistered boughs, each Moral bell that swin»cth Is us per ,e to tho [la-singair, ° ' fields, and over ringeth .Make- Sabbath , those fierce pari i/au- to serve the Devil in their ignorance But let us exam which they attei "The Masonic fr said they, " and a sarily corrupting.' in not sav livery of Hea ippose they di have been, open t th- go..d'.",',nd"the virt-ious^ into The M '"' "■'"■ '"" ""'"• to be """S nto the Masonic mysteries. To the base, the profligate and the vicious, only are they closed! "' r hope that ■millions have entered, and yet may enter; nay, more, I hood, logcthe'r^IraK^emg 11 ,' order. Then, indeed, wool, ti,;-""L'; ! down together, and nations k the cultivat: works of charity would advertise have 1 our association is one for irtue and friendship, and the Ire these pursuits such as men the world? I know, that in Philanthropic etlort and modest refine- "'-rned (o improve on (he prac- l'hall-ec: ;n,d alllo„io|, tlo-v 'fold, bo loumlh, ao,:„f soli ■Hers of our streets, they are emblazoned ,n the public print, and they herald- ed forth to the world as the verv buds and blos- ol charity; and as their intoxicated vanity nding paragraph, in the thrill long their every of conscious admin they have their rich 1 chant i ble' deeds. Not s to, "iiijien-o l,„- t hei r itli Ihe iljs-n m his -<!.:• <-fs £ <fffl= 7/ 140 THE MASONIC TROWEI^ , [e pracSSfc them in u .,"w,tncss lo admire ' .'' lendorn pathies. Instead ol s. .- J\<! tb i' lion of the multitude, lo- i.fckj for i„ tlio -mil.- of an approving w. the favor of Him who. though ho shipped in secret, has promised who worship hiin openly. But. after all, what is there so i,l,, a n f„ so-oel? K very nidi vulu... ..,,- .. asev.-rv family eirele, i- 1 he repository "I which it wouhl be little less than profanity . po.e to'the gaze of the eokl ami the unsympath iin R world. " Societies, cabinets, governments, have their secrets wni.t. =1 those of our order r ],eed doors: and the the Federal Const ilu not Masons hn i the thoTe, "ho raise STobifectiln, furnish 1 know of none. e answer me, l_— — eligion? 'Let me ask ihat "man from whence he derived his informa- toV.' Does he know that the charge is true/ 11 'n'o™ let me re'fer him to the testimony of a galaxy Does a-., — ions of a Mason are in lihertv, or the precepts !i . „,rm- Mi-^eri or dicnitW rminknicl. VNowton.tho christian phi- I —the purest christians— the .hcrs-the most devoted pal „r dignified mankind, etme point him to Newton, the christiar Slbn^w^^n^lSin^taX 6 ^ •' Nature and all her works lay hid in night, , God said, 'let Newton be!' and all was ligm. To Locke, the philosopher, who first resolved the human. mud mto its proper elements d mined its fuctions and combine, the. a e ■ Christian wlio. not content wuth the anaiy thought, became the powerful and tr.um, X. - „ f hie fn i+ h and the Republican, v =S3n^.n^ di o' V LFv < ili e po U int bini to the illustrious of his oj-n whit., snail he-sent „. , , ,„ T i \ n r ■ach .of .the subordinate.,. .so voice r.rsl -";;";' ^ '^,"'X^ In'oTl, 1 '', V'tX -'i, '-";-■ '■"'; ' '" ; ! whoup„n.l.cl.c.chl-ot Charles i.wn c -., ■■ ■ offerecf up hiu.scll the first sacriUc- bo I ■- one, .... „1, ' ,,i the l.atrlotle, tie. I .no lii.-.i u w. Bogus Masonry-Mo^as on the Eam- page". # . We learn from a source enticed to entire con- denc-ef that, that arch-Masonic disturiberand speculator, Rob. Morris, LL. D.. (by B!W« creation,) having been foiled in his attempt? to Conservatorizo the. American,Craft, to his o pecuniary advantage, has entered into anot bogus speculation by wl/dj tAmke the frater nitv tributary tojjirn. TTic /peculation ther more or /ess. than a formation of Il.rrv I Sovmouivl' New "5>^ <'''■>' ''*"', "i'-u \ ioliitorot ill"" ' ■•,^Tv alleged lo "a*- V been entered into,.betwccn Marshal irfugnan.. ^ and the Seald <Siserables, or the Clandestine ( and document-forging IneWable Masons of New . I York^ity;) and tbe.iffock.-in Trade, is the patchy » ■■ k^ity;) work, know- When hurled against the pure and epts of our oTder — the barbed arrows 111 IOC O.O.HI O, e,.,. .v^ -- — - who upon the heights ot Uiarl ottered up himself the first t -the eloquent, the ««*•" To him the proscribed of lyrants: the sworn eue- mvof kings, whose bold band hrst signed the great pledge of American Independenee-the ven- ^^"ghterstar than ever glittered ,u the coronet of Greece: a brighter star than ever alitte.ed ...the coronet, of Home: the brightest stai fcre.'^it" oidtbe^Tnthe wealth he iuhellled, and. Ill the darkest and n.o.st pen, .us hour of our Itevolutionary lnrtun.-, I „ .1 , oiii -la. 1. 1 .1.1 and followed It until victoM 1 ,..,;.; i , ll ,.,„'„;..,,,le,. and Ihel, returned... shake the rotten and ,-, nmblmc thrones of Europe with the ides ..I need. .m— Lafayette! To Franklm the patriot, who in, he day ol dan- ger stood foremost in his country s councils, lo philosopher who, grappling with .h.- u-inr.es ■ ,;■ t oi lis destiueti\e aitu- .1 ..' .1 venerable Mo-" 1 -'-"' A ~ "■- ..,„ 1, .. r iii. fence. ies oT Clinton, Livingston, Ritten- hoiise and a host of others. And when I tell him that all of these illustrious names are inscribed as high ">i the recordsof Ma- sonry as they are upon the scrolls of fame — that "all were prominent members of our order— that when Warren fell he was the Grand Master throughout the colonies -that Washington founded a Lodge at Alexandria over which he presided un- til bis deoth-tbat Marshall was for forty years, and until his death, Master of a Lodge-that Cm- ton was for many years at the head of the frater- nity in the Union.' And when I tell him further, that not an officer ,.f the Revolution, from the de- gree of Major to that of Commander-in-Chief, hut was a Mason, with, me dark exception, that ol Ar- nold- that during that eventful stmed.- not a battle was f.aniht. not a victory w..u, not a tropin 1, not a deed of fame emblazoned upon the . .be^tocloin trade, is the patchy ., us thSRitc of Memphis. For the better facilitating thelevying of taj j ute, by distributing the light(?.fof "Herme^ riiilosopb-y" at a percentage on the Grand Mas , ter's profits, Morris is about to visit the Wes- ■rn States, and there deal it out to all who haj ■ loose dollar to part with; just as he peddM ut Androgynous Mu»onry, or his Conservator-' SMnomonics, &c. Som^ weeks ago they oaugl% some flats, an instituted "Zoroaster Senate No. 8," for whie ttnd sum for the benefit • ic speculation. We dee n, not only our Western ions, wheresoever dispel.' .' . his enterprise as the whclb ,,:■,.„„:, ,;..-;.waryp,lgri And, let us eacl son which teacl way to happine result of all the phy ; and whili your duty as IV ' — then in the nnocius— let usiek, by regal those' precepts, lo render ou ,1c. -As we look? forth upon . tli vast, and the i imb'tiuus lootsters irently render up the homage due to hi mkaround us, and behold the great fam- .,,.".., i, -tb.il thousand devious ways, ember that all are brethren— having one -, r ; c i n destined toone common end, and ' t .\ x i with the usual sympathy, egarded as the dictates.,!' doty. ourselves, remember that les- •that the path of virtue is the This simple truth is the great ictions of reli.'ion. andphiloso- anfyour'condm-'Va' 1 a'ec'i'.tabb- 1 as\he offering- and thus you will become pillars of wisdom, stren-th and beaulv. adorning and uj.hold.ng the n.ajcsitc edifice of 'M..-on.y-pilla,> ..,„.,, wbi.-h it will continue to stand, until that time, when ,,,„„1 the universal wreck, the dazzling hr.jl-i "•-•"■ nf the d»j- ".'^ "■« ueeji Dlueor me empurpled i'ughl shall fade. "When, like the baseless fab. je of a vision, Tlie .-loud eai.p.l tov. l-s, tlie corneous palaces. The solemn temple-. Hi- cleat cf.be itsell. Yea all which it nilieriis, sl,all dissolve," when those who can meet the test of the Great Grand Master of the I'nivcr.-e, shall be clothed in the garments of immortality, and be permitted to enter that Lodge where He forever sitteth in the East. „e,l. not a deed ol Ian Ill l.lazo.ieu upu.. ^= e of the national escutcheon, but the name ot Meetings of Grand Bodies. The Grand Lodge will meet at the Representatives Hall, on Tuesdav, October 4, at nine o'clock, A. M. The Grand Royal Arch Chapter will meet at Masonic Hall in this city, on Fri day, the 7th day of October, at the noodles paid a this so-called Mas. our duty to w •ejihren, but all U against investing i: tiling is a mere tn in searcbtof the s.;.;_^, uo BSf " '^J' ' ble for nien who have u^s after to lend (their names ; oS*-**"*^ i,,,™ ..... them, to allow them to be used, to an impositi. .. of so un-Masonie e character. There was in Pa.-is, a body of men, who call themselves the Masonic Order of Memphis, wl published a list of degrees,, but beyond theii tabular titles, the ritual had no existence. This body was closed by the police in 1847, but after the revolution of the next year, it reappeared^ and was again suppressed, at the request of the Grand Orient, in 1801, as they were declared to be spurious Masons. In this city they profess to senate, but all the degrees were concoct ed from the odds and ends of other rites and manufactured to order, whereby the Grand Master pockets a handsome sum, which it>is in- tended to increase through the instrumenta' 1 *- of Mr. Morris. Those of our Occidental brethren who feel clined to bask in the rays of these Oriental 1. mlnaries, and to patronize the pyramidical hum bug of our modern "Egyptians," will probably see more than they ever dreamt of before in their psychology. Brethren of the West, he on guard. Editors of the Trowel and Review sound the alarm. — New York Courier. Grand Lodges. Vermont.— Coromunieiuion held at Bellows Fall nary 13 and 14. Lbveeett B. Esglesbt, of Burlingl elected Grand Master, and Henry Clark, of Poultney, Grand Secretary. No proceedings come to this in better condition, or displaying better taste thai The Grand Counc il and Select Master? will ; same day at six o'clock, I The next Communication will be held at Burlingto on the second Wednesday in January. Maryland.— The Proceedings of May 1864 are at han That part of the proceedings which relates to the pr eeedings of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, last Octob* will be noticed hereafter. mm THE MASONIC TROWEL. Moneys received for Masonic Trowel from June 30 to August 31, inclusive. SECOND VOLUME. Lincoln. Colui.il.us. (i.S .vijSl.irm. 3*2 IVnoial-.tViiiniH ny. lAll.-u. 2:u. Coloi idol' 25 Sni.-lnir. is THIRD VOLUME. ■ TIME TABLE OE THE CHICAGO, ALTON & ST. LOUIS -R. K. . ..i si.iMitrticlfl . .-prlliitti.-l.l GREAT WESTERN, Prom Quiucy, Ills., and from Hamil- ton, opposite Keokuk, Iowa, to Toledo, do Camp Point.. TIME TABLE OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. GOING NORTH. Arrives at (Uucs CENTRAL TIME TABLE OF THE ST. L., AL- TON & TERRE HAUTE R. R. GOING EAST. Leaves East St. Louis 7:00 a. in -1:00 p. m ,lo Alton Junction S-.0-2 a in .'.:« p m ■ In I'aiia 11 -"•■. in K:30 p in do Maltoou 1 c;. p m 1":K. p In do Pans :■'■■. I' in II 15 p in Arrives at Torre Haute 3:5<1 p. in 12:40 a in T-fTHD & FOURTH VOLUMES. .;,! ■■it '.'.'.v.'.'.v. :.':.'.'." 200 Zl"ri"i " "no iniuel loi Louis. Hi- Lacou i...dt. ■-! ■ * ,;( betnia Mo 1 uu 1 Uoebci In. preebourg. 2 0C do Stat* Lir Arrives at Logai Leaves Lognnsporl do State Lino.. do Oilman do Chcnoa do El Paso Arrives at Peoria- TIME TABLE OF THE OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI RAILROAD. Leaves St. Louis G:lja"ni 1:31! pm 3:00 p m do Sandoval irimm 1*30 p m 0:37 pin do I aim U 45 a 111 4:."..'. p 111 7.10 p ril do Xonia a m p ra pm Leaves nati 7:15am C:00 p m 7:40 pm do Seymour IfcOspm UMOpm Itlnam Ilo ildlll '!."'"'.'.'."'.! 3:31pm'.'.'.'.'.'. S:10 a 111..'-'. 10:00 am d.. -a...i..4..l 0.4opni aiJam lu:3o p m Arrivos at St. Louis -. 1200 p in .... 10 :s a in 1:15 p ra GREAT VARIETY STORE, i,vi ixriii/! '■'■ :1 :, ' N ' ,r. ll ';,r'i-i \ i v ■m.l QMITH A: ISOTHI-.U:-. W Hi ' U-> A U- •<•' O Retail lleadquai'tiis t..r H'-'- ■' , " 1 l '' ";,'.".. . ,h. i-.- I md clnnvo N.ni.,1. II. -ii— ''• I-.-- ■ ; .•.,.„.,„ , ,1.. ■.' l.rr.ini.Mv IV.I.-.i a: -".all auvanti Julv 16, 1864-Hm. 1 his old business of, furnishing CLOTHING, JggAUA. COSTUMES, and 0THER «gj^ to Lodges, Cha,,„;,-.C I'^^'^'r.Iia'reir^,^'',.!! W -i v. n t.. i.i.u.a ..i.l. I- •" ' '! '■ , i.kt in'tu.i. - '-^i;" j;;'^':',""' *■'»•■" " cre - j, A . bush. ~ tJ ^ T o MASTER MASONS. PLEASE SEE MY ADVERT1SEMEN1 X of Books. ., •„ T>;„i„,„as in Beautiful l,l.« Gold i-,]ilar.' u Fin.- p.l.l -■" S.did g.ild -1: FIRST CLASS PROPELLERS, CONNECTING AT BUFFALO WITH THE NEW YOKE CENTRAL KAILEOAD _A N D— / C &E T EVANS LINE on ERIE CANAL [. ,, I',,,,,, CHioAQoto all points East. ■n,i.,„tirl.IiilKi.f Lading '■]•;""' ".'uv'aK ^':'^'^ 20,000 PEACHES. WE offer for sale this Fall selected a ' Summerfiold, III, uguat, 1861. Arch; Square, com- ',. t!,.'-. , 1 ll IV,. Hi !•!•■ a' lain." Mr I,'- ■ ■■ ■ ■' •' ,...yi Manual: i' ' !, "^.;[' ' ! V -">1 .iViiVl ' .ill i'n u.d-.i"'llli'iMi t.-d l'.ui.l; "l Hi- '•'"'Pj'VnT.. \\'!T, 0,,; «.,-lll . ; J" "llfl ■'•- H.-.l'"-"' ''" v .'la-"U.> „„.,;„,..,. mi,,.. - sy„,l...loi Glorjto on ' Hf ,. om ,i„ .^^^-'■■"-^'.■■■'■■■''''■'''■''■■■riireu, Grand Lodg* libraries fol Uu use of Lodges can TURNER & SIDWAY, WHOLESALE iLEATHER DEALERS, French and German Calf Skins, FINE OAK CALF AND KIP SKINS, MANUFACTURERS OF UPPER AND HARNESS LEATHER, AND DEALERS IN TO KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. W. M. EGAN & CO., Vessel Hfltnts & Commisa'n Jltmljants Advancements m ade <m Shipments East OFFICE-NO. 102 SOUTH WATER STREET, . HI. .M.'llil'l' T^CHAPTERS AND ROYAL ARCH MASONS. ~«tt T HAVE ON HAND 1.0 YAL ARCH I DIPLOMAS in M. ,.».-., .'I'n- k--.. :."■;,; J ,,,, 1,1,1. ,11,1 111. -.'Ill 1" l; l'' l ; ". v t ' ! u ' r ' S. .lid v..'1'l ''''"«" 1,"> -"""' .;,',... I -'!,,,,. -:.,' :'Li am 111'. nd l;„val AL'li A|.i..nii-Pii >i.i. \.'i'.ii M'.- ;; '(■'.';;; I',;,. .'.,ul.. V ..ll..t .'""a i ^ssss .- .. i ■ scarf; si l.l.i strap I,,,' ,';,[,-. ;,l,d L'alllUl.'tS. STROTT & ENOS, Real Estate, Abstract and Collection Agents, SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS, "■- • II I ITUNlSll Al'.-TP.AI'TS of TITLE fjKOSS~&T gross, U. S. GOVERNMENT CLAIM AGENTS, ,,,,,,,,11,111111.- '•■ - ' "'_■ ■• ' i.il-lll' — ■."" ." ],"' M.u..'.'.- i.'V'i.l'. .V.. .'. ■ ,„....ir.ling t" law- *'" lf7000*CONCORD AND DELAWARE GRAPES, gYthe siKglo vine, dozen, hngnd or tbou- SAINT NICHOLAS HOTEL, New York. SrOTTS £ HAWK PROPRIETORS GEORGE HIMROD, COOEING ANDHEATING STOVES NOS. ISO, l.'.S AND 11.0 SOUTH CANAL STREET, Chicago ■ TRESTLE BOARDS. Five Hundred Pocket Trestle Boards IN MOROCCO TUCKS, Containing the "Work of the G, L. of Illinois, And just what should be learned and used, Properly Arranged. Tliev will last a life time r>' i(,e s0 eenta For sale by II. G. REYNOLDS. THE MASONIC TROWEL. 143 ^bucrtiscmcnts. HAINES' LEGAL ADVISER, \ Nil CITIZENS KEVIKW.— A Monthly iTL*.i..in-ii-il..l.-i ■■ 1 1.. v' Boal legal information^oi J. M. WHITE, JOHN T. COX, ATTORNEY AT LAW, NOTARY PUB- LlCand General Land Ait-lit-, ahos special atteir li. hi In war claim- titrmiuva, I'.. tic inty, Kansas. FARM Kits' INSl'RANCK CO-' l-i.-.|...,i. Illinois -r,,.,o„ I »,„-,, !„.:'■ ; ""."i ';.'';, "i !« - ■ . ;'„,'. .'',','f Fuui lauldiui:- i ■■ ■ r r !,. 1 loo '!:" contents. Losses equitably adjusted and ] Genrcc F. lieForest, Hon. .Tolin H. Julius Bastress, J. M. Bailey, J. R. Lemon. S. 0. Buckmai . F. DeForest, President J. K. RIDGELY & SMITH, M 1 JOHNSON & BRADFORD, BOOK SELLERS, WHOLESALE Retail slatMiifls, Manufacturers of Illank A. & H. KOHN, IBS, 6 111. Ga PROCEEDINGS FOR SALE. Owinc t., ih.. iar_-.lv in. iras.-d price of materials and labor, a corresponding advance must follow in the price of Pi ladings. We shall set aside 4UU copies pi for sale : 1863, H. G. REYNOLDS, piRST AND SECOND VOLUMES MASONIC TROWEL. 100 Full Copies 1st & 2d Vols, of the Trowel, and will be delivered in Springfield for $ 3 . 5 O PER, COPY. Those who wish to preserve a correct history of Con- H. G. REYNOLDS. By-Laws for Constituent Lodges, NEATLY PRINTED AND BOUND FOR Lodge use; the edition furnisfied by the Grand i.i. .<_'<• lur L...Il" - I'mirr I'i.-|.ri,>;tiiuii being exhnus ted, I iitve . mi— ■- i ih-- -nine ci. ilc :ih ordered bv the Grand Lodge in lSiV7, t.. I e made < .- >n- 1 ^ t <rit with the present Bv-L:.\i- ,.i the i.i.uid I.'.-d^o s.t as to avoid any eonliiet ■ i mi- ■; ii-t."iiM' I. <<ii the part ol Masters and Lodges \°. OTICE— AVE II. WE.IUST RECEIVED c of the Chapter, in larger . lev, Hyl.an r :',"!". in.,:.' )..-[ liiiii.iii.il al pi. -cut place Ill tie blaiikpa-i'- I lldrl>lialel'll 'li'. I:. i:nv: MANNING HOUSE. jjOUTH WEST OOKNBE FIFTH AND an.,' ""' 'Kept bv""" * ' ' WILLIAM m'iAI I.N- s'ii; WHEELER & WILSON'S EWIN G MACH1N E S Alton, III. HIBBABDA BROWN. SOL. D. BAYLESS, REAL ESTATE, COLLECTING, AND Pension .Wont. Office e.-.rnor of Wayne and Olin- WOODSTOCK HOUSE. A. ORTMAYER & CO.. SADDLES, BRIDLES rBUNBS Collars. Plow ||..„.. . .,... etc. N... i- HOY \L ARCH BLANKS. B®gg o ^ i' OB DEGREES, PETITIONS i names of mittees of reference, N°E2 MEETING.— With a blank N',^. 1 " -, .nun. .li- sin, ul. 1 be ii.-cil only --itv Notices should be used on nnKAVEI dimetoaqu i EK1 U-TCATES.— It would ey ougbt not to cost more than a Western Sin nriHE MOST E. 100 ACRES IN NURSERY. Saint Clair Nurseries, Summorfiold, 111. WE beg leave to call the attention of all par- ties intorc-sted in the culm at ion of Fruits, or in THE ADORNMENT OF THEIR HOMES, l'eaclie-. Grapes, ISAAC R. DILI.EE, REAL ESTATE & COMMERCIAL BROKER MARINE BASK BUILDING, ROOM NO. 0, TTJ? STAIES, CHICAGO ILLINOIS. nnilE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS.— Hav- mnctually attended t Lock Box, 5920. Refers to the entire H. G. REYNOLDS. CHAPTER MUSIC. M-; !K masters' sum,, ami past m;; 3T LV ELLENT .MASTERS' SONG. R°l LODGE MUSIC. OPENING ODE. i Li is IXC ODE — M VSTEl! MASON'S II\.\IN. /' i * ■■ ■- ■ i Publications. The Mrano Stab is the name of a new pub lished at Chicago and Fort Wayne, by Re' UN in pamphlet form of 32 pages month innitm Edited bv Key. W. J. Chaplin and less, Esq., P. G.M. of Indiana. The first numbers are before us, and give promts earnest, devoted Masonic journal. We gi' a "arm right hand, and wish the publisl The F»ee Mason's Magazine for Augu: taining as ever. We fully endorse the fol tive Masonry, is ni> Masonry. It is a sn. a fraud on those who should be the la should practice deceit on. A mummer} rthy il'ev","',;"," the'attammeut of a ^ ke \^°l\lT genuine Masonry, would yet fall sh..rt "I the mil >• The Masonic Review for August has not come to n. We miss its familiar, friendly face. How is it, i Moobe ? You used to lecture us soundly, if you mis The National Free Mason has not come to iam several weeks. Previous to our rernar a in • number, we received one copy in exchange, and .nc ,,- i,-om Grand Master French. Now, neither. We h those who preach p.-aee the loudest, will not in first to take unnecessary offence. If they do, in instance, what we gave as an opinion, will, to us, bee. a verity. The Satoiday Evening Cociueb keeps its Masonic pnrtmentin capital trim. We take this oppor urn THE MASONIC TROWEL N. n.ill.y. ,11...,;, r.. T.1. ,,;.,., II K, Ell, ung. tis Blakeman. M„, , In A X l.odg.- affair. The speech of Bro. Bromwel length, and a fair epitome of the balai Bro.JoasW. Simons keeps New York Dispatch talents are kept within bounds, and theie is a sot- characteristic repartee about his writings whio i la the "dry" out of his really profound and exceii opinions and advice. We thank him for copying "photographs," and for his kindly notice of the ] Masonic Departments. We would fra Broth. Macov and Siceles to procure Business Notices. Ilunois Mutual Insubance Company.— In the Illinois Central Mutual Insurance C< last issue, our typos omitted the word C overlooked it in reading the proof. Tut al, located at Alton, is an old and safe » arc none better. Messrs. Hill & Hughes liable men, are its agents. The Illinois Central Mutual is located i has built up a heavy and successful bu credibly short time. Ihlhbor,,. I S Bl II :r. Cyrus 11 lhntlrilS Stntiu \ i 11/ « ^j' ] ^ >'■ of Knights T. Regalia; Jewel Tools, Ballot 1 goods willdow UNION LEA kinds of Regal REGALIAS. EP.EY. N... liu, State Street, <Jhl- '"I'll'.u-. ' . .1 .linn-, c-.irp.-t- Working il-ECiiOH TEMPI.AI;, and all other U. R. CABEREY. t, Chicago, 111. P.O. Box 3684. THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL AGENTS FO R TH E TROWEL. GENERAL AGENTS. For New Yorlt State. ,.s.,s. Mvcov 4 Sickles. S« 4:;u Broome street ■k City. For Missouri and West. c N. BtaoovNi.. Saint Louis. For Micliigan. i/llliam I. Balley, Detroit. For Nevada. amis H. Down. For Colorado. Ion. A. J. VanDeben, Central City. For Illinois and Elsewhere. ■my: lit Eric. Dr "i: Al'u'gli;S'.i*Ac'».'.' '.lames H. Me Nevada C 2 ', C Withro A'ct?toto"johnHo MUTUAL INSURANCE COMP'Y, OF SPRINGFIELD, ILL. CHARTER PERPETUAL. -T-.HIS POPULAR~HOME COMPANY, 1 stands pre-cmin.iulv forward among the Insurance Companies of the Great Nm-th-west. It insures upon cither the MUTUAL OR STOCK PLAN, ;hus presenting an appropriate d.paitment for all cases ,1 good rndo that uia> be ureli.l P„ m mm» During the year ending June 1, 1861, this Company ISSUED 3,85-1 POLICIES, FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS! State ; e »|af5 s ° 1 l f l 1 ,;';,' l 1 ;:;;,;^ t ' 1 ','" v ;.;,y thirty dollars at risk. A proportion which pla.es n beyond the eontin- |I>n ! ,-l.."x,, MO ..'I',;; IMVEo D.Blair, Lodge No Promptness and ts osses. ^ 3. H. CURRIER, i REYNOLDS, F„ STEPHENSON INSURANCE CO., UF FREEPUET, ILL., nALLS ATTENTION OF ITS FKIENDS. U nation,, and the public geueially, to the following /OTn.ierl.H l-on, Dr. N. S. Tuc Fox' Chicago. John Parmlt, No. 6 Tremont Block. TRAVELING AGENTS Geo. A. Loin, No. 48 Thirteenth street, I New Y-.tk. Pace I-'.. Kino, Chicago, i T IIusmek Chicago II, r. MARTIN l'i.-i.lc H II 1 Hl.nl:. \i.o IT'